There was more than a whiff of petrol fumes and testosterone at yesterday’s CESA Foodservice Industry Go Karting Day, in association with CEDA and FCSI.
Nine teams took to the grid at Daytona Milton Keynes, with professional rivalries on the line.
First Choice and True Refrigeration both submitted two teams, with CCS, CED, Meiko and Williams putting forward one team of four each.
Catering Insight was lucky enough to gatecrash (mostly crash, less gate) the CESA team, with the day’s proceedings starting with a safety briefing, followed by a 40-minute practice and qualifying session, then the 2 hour endurance race.
Each team had to run each of its drivers at least once in both the practice session and the main race, plus a refuelling stop in the race itself.
With black flag warnings for aggressive driving being shown to a number of teams, the competition was fierce.
But it was First Choice’s ‘Team Parts’ who triumphed in the end, beating First Choice’s other ‘Team OEM Parts’ into second, and CED’s ‘Dare Devils’ completing the podium.
The full final standings were:
1 First Choice Group Team Parts
2 First Choice Group Team OEM Parts
3 CED Fabrications Dare Devils
4 Meiko UK Mi-Speed
5 Williams Refrigeration Cool Runnings
6 True Refrigeration UK Bay City Heated Rollers
7 True Refrigeration UK Now you see me
8 CESA CESA Superstars
9 CCS CCS Yorkshire Racing
The main aim of the day was to raise money for Hospitality Action however, with a £500 cheque being presented to the charity’s fundraising and marketing manager Giuliana Vittiglio following the race.