Regional Go-Karting

Office Equipment Systems Ltd conducted a regional team building day at the Glan y Gors Park Go Karting Circuit in Cerrigydrudion.

13 members of OES competed on the day including the Managing Director and there were 2 guest appearances from Develop UK who were Andrew Critchlow – Head of Technical Support and Glenn Kershaw – Head of Marketing.

The racing was broken down into a points system where the teams would take part in 3 x 6 lap heats. Each driver started on the grid in a different position throughout the heats. Once the drivers had completed all of their heats, the slowest ten completed a 10 lap B final.

The B final was won by Matthew Smith after a gruelling 10 lap race he was then up against the 10 lap A finalists.

Normally the fastest 10 would line up in qualifying order however this was a race with a difference. The Managing Director Terry Jackson had decided to start the race in reverse order. Up to this point Andrew Critchlow had won every one of his races and now he was to start at the back. The final was an arduous race that saw plenty of crashes and determined people to win.

After 10 hard laps of racing it was announced at the prize giving, Nick Roberts was awarded 3rd place, Dan Nixon was awarded 2nd place and also had the fastest lap of the day. Without doubt the fastest racer of the day was Andrew Critchlow from Develop who won every single one of this races even when started at last position in the final. The top 3 placed individuals were awarded trophies for their great efforts.