We've got a few petrol heads here at SOAK, so we sent two teams to Ellough Speedway to take part in the second annual Community Sports Foundation, Go-Kart endurance race.
The event was organised by NCFC's Community Sports Foundation who help over 38,000 people every year achieve their goals through sport, supporting some of the most disadvantaged, disabled and talented people across Norfolk.
Spirits were high, and the weather was perfect, and over Twenty teams made up of eighty drivers took to the track for over two hours of adrenaline-fuelled racing around the tight and twisty circuit.
After a few warm-up laps and silent auction to determine start position, we lined up on the grid. The goal was simple - complete as many laps as possible in one and a half hours!
Each Soak team was made up of five drivers, and a minimum five stop pit format ensured that each driver had an equal amount of track time.
Unfortunately, we did not win it this year, but everyone had a great time, and despite a few aching arms in the office on Monday morning we'll definitely be back to compete again next year.
Most importantly the event raised over £3,000 to support phase two of the #BuildTheNest campaign.
CSF Community Fundraising Manager Joe Harvey comments:
“It’s was hugely entertaining morning at Ellough Speedway. The race had many twists and turns, with some great driving on show – and, of course, the odd mishap!
"We’re very grateful to all those who supported the event, and we’ve raised a super amount for our #BuildTheNest campaign."