Join us at the Damon Hill Karting Challenge, taking place on Wednesday 21st June 2017! Soon to be in its sixth year, this fast paced charity event at Daytona Sandown Park is a must for any karting enthusiasts, petrol heads and charity challengers alike. Year after year like-minded racing enthusiasts join us for this exclusive event in aid of the halow project, a Surrey based charity helping young adults with a learning disability. Teams of up to five drivers take part in a Le Mans style endurance race, enjoy the thrill of the drive, the camaraderie of the event and raise much needed funds to support young people with a learning disability. To top it all off, there will be a fun-packed charity auction after the endurance race and presentation of the much coveted Damon Hill Karting Challenge Trophy! If you or your company would like to join the Damon Hill Karting Challenge 2017 - sign up for next year by emailing the Fundraising team to register your interest. Read more about this year's event below!
The Damon Hill Karting Challenge is an adrenaline-fuelled hit in its fifth year!
Stars from the world of motor sport revved up a storm at Daytona Sandown Park to raise vital funds for halow at the Damon Hill Karting Challenge 2016. On its fifth anniversary the fast-paced charity event proved to be a huge success!
Spearheaded by 1996 Formula 1 World Champion and halow Patron Damon Hill OBE, We had 27 teams of drivers from London & Surrey based firms and businesses take part in a Le Mans style endurance race. This year we were delighted to welcome Asian Le Mans Series ace Ollie Millroy, British GT Championship front-runner Jody Fannin, Hollywood stunt driver Salvo Cachia and leading British female driver Laura Tillett. Together they formed Damon's All Stars Team!
“This was the fifth time Daytona Sandown Park has hosted the Damon Hill Karting Challenge, and by common consensus, it was the best yet,” enthused Daytona Motorsport Director, Jim Graham. “halow is an extremely deserving charity, and to raise so much money for such a good cause was fantastic – everybody who took part is a superstar in our eyes.”
During the Challenge we were delighted to be joined by some of our young people helping the fundraising team and then as spectators later in the evening. To top it all off there was a fun packed auction with a signed Damon Hill Williams F1 shirt, a BRDC package for the forthcoming British Grand Prix at Silverstone, an autographed Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing vest, a limited-edition Damon Hill print and an exclusive Daytona event for up to ten adults! Thanks to auctioneer Mark Head for working the crowd and providing commentary throughout the evening.
Congratulations to the winners Damon’s All Stars! In 2nd place was Amos 1 from Allianz and local business Pilgrims Group in 3rd place. The fastest lap was set for the second year in a row by HV All Stars at just 50.414. Our huge thanks go to all the teams for taking part and all those who helped ensure the day ran smoothly. We couldn't do it without your continued support and we are very excited for next year’s event!
This year the event raised an impressive £16,000 for the halow project's work supporting young people with a learning disability to give them the confidence, skills and support they need to live to a meaningful and fulfilling life. Follow our Twitter @halowproject and search the hashtag #DHKC2016 for our social media coverage of the event.
If you or your company are interested in racing or sponsoring the Damon Hill Karting Challenge 2017 please email email@example.com to register your interest.