Fast times in Milton Keynes as aftermarket takes to the track

60 drivers, one track, and one need for speed
60 drivers, one track, and one need for speed

The aftermarket had a huge amount of fun at the second CAT karting event last night.

Sixty of the finest aftermarket drivers descended on Daytona in Milton Keynes to do battle on the outdoor track.

Actually, there were probably fewer than sixty aftermarket workers taking to the wheel since many teams included those from, er, other walks of life.

That includes 14-year-old Robbie Gallier who raced for Mountney’s team of four and took the fastest lap of the night at 68:55.

Your Editor was ten seconds adrift from his time on the 1360m long track which is, of course, hugely embarrassing, but I’d like to see him edit next month’s cover story.

There may also be more than one young driver at the next event including a certain 11-year-old named James from T J Hall and Son to give Robbie a run for his money.

The ringers are proof of the increasing seriousness with which the racing is being taken by many, so too were the number of black flags waved through the two-hour endurance event.

If it gets any more serious we can expect to see Messrs Button, Hamilton and Vettel at the next event.

Our winners on the podium
Our winners on the podium

Despite a lap deduction in the final minutes of the race, the local team from Motor Serv still managed to triumph. Massive congratulations to them, second-placed Mountney and last year’s winners First Line who came in third.

There was still room for having fun amidst the mayhem on track, but it was also a brilliant chance to catch up with colleagues and engage in a bit of banter.

We hope you had fun if you came, and look forward to bumping wheels with you next time.

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