Congratulations to Bing Digital, this year’s winners of Karting for Heroes. Second place went to Medway Bridge Marina 2 and third was Vanquish Motorsport.
This year’s event was the best attended with 29 teams lined up on the grid and starting positions decided by "Bids for Pole" with the most generous team getting pole position which in total raised an additional £900+ towards the final amount for the day. This year’s K4H was very wet and proved to be an interesting race indeed.
As the event progressed the blue skies appeared and the optimism rose with many expecting the track to dry out and speeds to increase accordingly. It did, but only for a few minutes as the next splash of rain descended on Buckmore.
K4H ‘14 was honoured this year to have a team from Mission Motorsport, who are supported by Help for Heroes. In addition, thanks to Montrose Media, many of the teams and drivers were interviewed for this year’s forthcoming K4H video which will be published soon on the K4H website.
Race Director Matt said after the race "Despite the conditions there were only 3 black flags for the teams and considering the conditions the drivers behaved admirably and it was an easy race to direct."
As we closed the fifth running of Karting for Heroes it was fitting that Sue Pattenden from Mission Motorsport should present the trophies to the top three teams. As Charity Coordinator for Mission Motorsport, Sue has first-hand knowledge of how Help for Heroes makes a difference with the support of events like ours. To conclude the evening many of the teams and their supporters stayed behind for the K4H Auction and thanks to their generosity they added another £1700 to the total we raised on the day.
Finally, huge thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s event the biggest yet; The drivers and teams on track, the companies and individuals that donated items for the auction and raffle, the people that came to support us on the day, the guys behind the cameras and of course to Buckmore Park and their staff for helping us make Karting for Heroes so special.
Full results and timings here 2014 K4H Results
Full details of next year’s event will be announced on the K4H website and through social media.