The event will see teams taking part in a 100 lap Le Mans-style race with drivers switching places to see which team can last the pace and complete 100 laps in the quickest time.
The karting venue is working with the charity Absolutely Together to raise £8,000 to purchase a twin-seat kart. Absolutely Together provides free leisure activities to special educational needs schools and families who have members with disabilities.
The specially adapted kart will be based at the Bristol track and will allow the venue to be part of the charity’s Together Karting programme, which gives those with additional needs the opportunity to take part in free go-karting sessions every Saturday morning. Young people are joined in the kart by an expert Absolutely Karting instructor and can have as much or as little control of the kart as possible by just controlling the pedals and the steering, just the steering, or simply sitting back and enjoy being driven around by one of the instructors.
Naomi Smith, Venue Manager at Absolutely Karting Bristol, commented:
“The twin-seat kart allows those with disabilities to join friends and family on the track so they can all enjoy an activity together. We would love to have one of these karts permanently available so local schools and families can be part of the Together Karting programme.
“We look forward to welcoming teams to our fundraising Le Mans event. Whether a family team or a group of friends or work colleagues would like to take part in the race, it’s a great way to have fun and help Absolutely Together fundraise for the twin-seat kart.”
The event costs £200 for each team with a minimum of two and maximum of five drivers per team. The fee and all the money raised during the evening will be donated to Absolutely Together’s twin-seat go kart fundraising. The race starts at 6pm on Friday 8th April and teams can book a spot on the start grid by emailing [email protected].
Donations to help Absolutely Together with its fundraising can be made by visiting – https://app.investmycommunity.com/fundraise/absolutely-together-3018.