10th November 2016, 15:00
Propack's 20th anniversary celebrations at Team Sport go karting
The competition at Propack had been anxiously heating up in the lead up to the exciting wait of our 20th anniversary celebrations at Team Sport go karting in Leeds. All members of staff within the company were invited, which provided a wide range of skills and abilities, that caused plenty of headaches with team selection!
Split into 15 teams of 3, the practise sessions started at frantic pace, winding in and around the tough 580m racing track in the high-octane karts, taking on the hairpin bends, tunnels and bridges, the teams were trying to lay down markers prior to qualifying!
As qualifying started, the action intensified, the fastest member of each team took to the track for 5 minutes aiming for the much sought after pole position.
The tension built during a two lap rolling start of the 15 karts, thankfully all karts made it round the first turn when the lights turned green but it wasn’t long until we had our first yellow flags and then inevitably our first red – it’s fair to say the racing was competitive and intense.
The pit lane opened for driver change over, health and safety was not at the forefront of our minds as drivers rushed to change, we were racing for trophies!!
There was no let-up in the racing over the full 90 minutes, plenty of yellow flags and a few reds. There were even a few black flags for a few who were sent to the pits for re-education…
The 90 minute race went right to the wire, with only two laps covering the top three teams!
The winning team taking the gold trophy and £600 first prize was team 2 – Leanne Cox, Dale Evans and Jim Roebuck
There was plenty of aching bodies over the following days, but it was a fantastic way to celebrate our 20th year with everyone involved.