The 19th annual running of Daytona’s Property ProKart Challenge, in association with Estates Gazette, saw the closest finish ever, with last year’s winners over-coming a two lap handicap to finished second and last lap disappointment for the Estates Gazette Team as they were pipped to third by Cowell Group.
Following their emphatic back to back wins in 2014 and 2015, the London and District team accepted a two lap handicap at the start of the race to even things up but they took the lead after just 62 laps with an impressive opening one-and-a-half hours but their lead would never exceed two laps for the remaining four-and-a-half hours as the other teams chased them hard to the chequered flag.
In the final hour of the race, just when London and District looked safe for yet another win, they suffered a puncture (possibly due to excessive kerbing) and dropped to second, leaving Clive Emson Auctioneers to take the chequered flag for the first time ever.
The Estates Gazette team threatened the podium from mid-way onwards but their trophy run ended on the last lap as Cowell Group passed them to steal third on the trophy. Cowell Group also won the PPK F1 Pit Stop Challenge with the fastest Pit Stop on Daytona’s Jordan F1 car.
Full race report will be published in Estates Gazette in a couple of weeks time, but Daytona would like to congratulate the Podium Finishers and thank event sponsors Cowell Group and London & District Housing for helping to make the 19th annual running of the PPK such an exciting and enjoyable day.
You can see some pictures of the event on Daytona Milton Keynes Facebook Page
Next year’s race – the 20th annual running of the Property ProKart Challenge, in association with Estates Gazette – will be held on 8th and 9th June 2017. The Thursday Practice Evening will be followed by a themed networking dinner (optional) in Central Milton Keynes and the main race will take place on the Friday daytime as usual. The race organisers are planning a couple of tweaks to the event format and these will be announced shortly.
Please email email@example.com if you would like to reserve your place on the grid for the 20th Property ProKart Challenge – you can save £100 off the team price if you book before the end of November 2016.