On Tuesday 1st February, we sent our Marketing Manager and keen petrol head Tim Rowson to Teamsport Leeds, to suit up and take to the track for a 4 hour endurance karting race in aid of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charity. The event was run by KART4LIFE, which has been incredibly popular after running charity karting events across the country for over 3 years, raising over £30,000 for some amazing charities.
Tim who is a keen karter himself, had also competed in the same event back in 2022. This year he was part of a 4 man team (Team Saxby Surfacing Contractors) who aimed to finish in the top half of the field consisting of 14 teams. The field was full of mixed abilities, from professional racing drivers to emergency services responders, so Tim and his team knew they would have to be at their best to finish on the podium! After a 30 minute practice session, it was lights out and the 4 hour count down began!
Most team’s strategies were to take it in turns to do (roughly) 30 minute stints at the wheel. With Tim being the forth and final driver to go in his team, he knew he had a lot of work to do in the final stages of the race if his team wanted to get on the podium. Having started in 4th place on the grid, the team dropped down to 8th early on. But as the race went on Tim’s team battled hard to make places up. In the final 30 minutes of the race, Tim managed to get the team up to 5th place, but after a crash with a few lapped karts in the final few laps of the race, sadly it meant the team finished in 6th place in the end – still a fanatic result none the less.
Representing 2fawcett Recruitment, Tim had done us proud and helped raise over £3,000 for the Yorkshire Ambulance Charity – which was the main objective. Tim said after the race “I really enjoyed it out there today. It was very tough as there’s a lot of very good drivers constantly battling to gain and hold position. However the team did a fantastic job to finish in the top half of the grid and we’ve helped raise money for a great course which is what today has been all about. Hopefully next year we can sneak on the podium with a bit of luck! Thanks again to Oliver and Rob who have put on another fantastic event!”