Fri. Aug 7th, 2020

Isle of Wight Observer News

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Wight Karting revving up for Father’s Day treat

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Wight Karting are revving up and ready to reopen to the public from this Saturday for Father’s Day weekend. The re-opening comes following a successful trial at the weekend when all the guidlines were met.

Wight Karting are revving up and ready to reopen to the public from this Saturday for Father’s Day weekend. The re-opening comes following a successful trial at the weekend when all the guidlines were met.

A trusted customer, who is a senior NHS nurse and parent of the youngest competitor, said of the changes that have been made: “I’m very impressed with the huge efforts made by Wight Karting to get ready for the general public. They have put a huge amount of time into making the environment fit for the new world we live in.”

The changes include races for groups up to a maximum of six, investment in a UV sterilisation unit for helmets and racing suits after each use, new outdoor spaces and measures to accommodate social distancing and reduce capacity.

Andy and Cathy Foulkes who run the family business, said: “We have undertaken the necessary training and preparations with a deep clean and made various changes in line with the government guidelines. We are looking forward to opening up for an activity for people to get involved in again after lockdown.”

Last Friday’s race saw 12 of the Island’s top kart racers hosted at the updated venue and enjoyed a tightly fought jostle over two 20-lap races, one of which is run in reverse. The result was Mike Jolliffe finishing first, Dom Clements second and Simon Johnstone third, all receiving trophies on the new, socially distanced outdoor podium.

Bookings can be made via phone and online only and with Father’s Day on Sunday, the Wight Karting team are looking forward to a strong bounce back to business.