A special milestone will be passed at Combe Karting on 20th December when the company waves the chequered flag on its KartPro Stratos karts after 16 years of hard service, before brand new ones arrives in January. On hand to mark the occasion as Race Director is Max Tyler, who also holds the distinction of being the first Race Director for the old fleet when they were introduced in May 2000!
“We’ve put a lot of miles under those wheels,” said Max, “and they’ve stood up amazingly well. Back in 2000 I was Kart Centre Manager and I chose a race specification which marked us out from the local competition, and I’m delighted to see that the new karts will carry on that tradition. Combe Karting has always prided itself on being a real racing facility and the owners have taken care to specify karts to the highest modern safety standards that still give a unique ‘real racing’ feel.”
Company owner Alan Cooper said:
“This is a big investment in the future of karting in the area. We’ve chosen British-made Biz karts because of their reputation for producing real racing karts, not just funfair rides. Our location at the Castle Combe Motor Racing Circuit – where we also run the Castle Combe Racing School – means there is proper racing heritage running through the company and the events we run reflect that.”
Combe Karting will continue to offer its successful blend of Corporate, Public and Junior racing sessions. It has always been the training ground for many young racing drivers, with a Junior Racing Club whose success is the envy of the south west. Young karters move on to star in kart and car racing at regional, British and International level, and so it is particularly appropriate that the next fleet of karts will be launched at the start of the 2017 Junior Racing Championship on 4th February.
“It’s not just about equipping young drivers with racing skills,” continued Max, “we make sure every single event is special for the drivers. We give everyone a true racing experience, whether they want to be the next Lewis Hamilton or just have a great afternoon out with friends or colleagues. The challenge of racing outdoors in all weathers is immense, and the latest fleet of karts will be great fun. We can’t wait to see you on the grid!”
For more information about racing at Combe Karting telephone 01249 783010 or online at www.drivetechltd.co.uk.