North Devon firms in go-kart challenge

STAFF from nine North Devon businesses roared around the race track at a charity go-kart event. Teams had two hours to complete as many laps as they could in the Absolute Challenge 2009 Go-Kart Endurance Race at the North Devon Karting Centre at Potting

STAFF from nine North Devon businesses roared around the race track at a charity go-kart event.Teams had two hours to complete as many laps as they could in the Absolute Challenge 2009 Go-Kart Endurance Race at the North Devon Karting Centre at Pottington, Barnstaple.The action all took place in aid of a young Braunton mum who was paralysed in road accident on the North Devon Link Road in December.Mum-of-two Katie Major - who presented the trophy to the winning team - was at the trackside with sons Sam and Ben to cheer on husband Mark, who raced for event organisers Absolute Driver Solutions (ADS).After the race, an emotional Mark said he was overwhelmed with the support his family had been given since the accident.The family have recently moved to a bungalow in Braunton. The money raised will help them to make a number of changes that will enable Katie to adapt to life in a wheelchair.Reigning Muriel Momber Cup holders Chapple Electrical Services/Heart FM, once again proved too much for the rest of the field, picking up the trophy for the second year running.They were pushed all the way by second-placed Press Play, while Eaton Aerospace picked up the bronze. The Gazette's own team put in a respectable mid-table performance. ADS boss Paul Momber thanked all the teams for their support. The businessman is currently learning to Morris Dance as part of his fund-raising pledge to the Majors. Mr Momber will be dancing at the Pilton Green Man Festival on July 18. Readers can sponsor him by telephoning (01271) 377430.


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