RHPK 2017 Awards

RHPK 2017 Awards

by November 13, 2017 0 comments

In October we gave all of our drivers and teams the choice to nominate a number of categories this year. After a record number of nominations, we are pleased to publish the full results and nominations in each category – as voted by our RHPK grid.

2017 Best Pace Car

One of the strongest years for Pace Cars, the 2017 season was kicked off with Ben Green’s GT4 SuperCup car! By far the most popular pace car voted was the stunning Dax Rush Hayabusa Turbo.

Duncan Cowper’s 2009 Dax Rush Hayabusa Turbo

Duncan Cowper’s 2009 Dax Rush Hayabusa Turbo

Short List –  BMW Drift Car, Pro-Drift Academy’s 350z Drift Car,  Steve Evans’s Starlet Drift Car, Ben Green’s Ginetta GT4 SuperCup


2017 Sports Man/Team of the Year

This very special award issued by Kelvin Nicholls is given to a real standout person or team who has made a significant difference this year. Geoff Lamb and the Lambo camp took a large number of votes – a fantastic family who go above and beyond to help the paddock.

Team Lambo

Team Lambo

Geoff Lamb. Always willing to help with advice or spares.

Phil/Greg Polish Lambo. With us being one of his contenders this year he was still there to help and lend us a wheel and hub when we snapped as stub axle.

Geoff Lamb – one of the nicest and most helpful person in the pits

Geoff Lamb, always the first to come running with spare parts and tools!

Short List –  Mark Beaumont, Bri Hellier, Ben Cook, Andy Burton, Rob Nurse, Roy Grassie, Team Titan, Lee Hemmings, Chris McCarthy


2017 Team of the Season

A real standout team this year throughout the paddock, a number of votes came in for the formidable ABA Racing who looked certain to do well this year.

ABA Racing

ABA Racing

ABA. So fast; so unlucky, but keep bouncing back.

Aba. Always had amazing pace but just had a lot of bad luck

ABA, they put in a solid performance every round, their kart and the prep they do is fantastic. I think they have been super unlucky this year.

Short List – Titan Motorsport, Helicopter Services, JND, Team CET, Time Crisis, Polish Lambo


Best New Team of 2017

A team that has joined for the 2017 Season. The votes were dominated by the fantastic Time Crisis. The team have really integrated themselves into the RHPK paddock and already looking to race in the Super Class.

Time Crisis

Time Crisis

Time Crisis (obviously)

Team Crisis for sure

Time Crisis, Fantastic bunch of guys, a pleasure to be racing with them

Short List – GKD Racing , JND, SJ Lamb, Lad & Dad, Too Many Pies


2017 Fail of the Year

A very special award this year, there were so many great nominations – Watch out for “The 2017 fail thread” but there was one clear nomination which stood out head and shoulders above the rest, Darrell “flipping” Lowe.

Darrell Lowe

Darrell Lowe

Darrell ‘ flipping’ Lowe.. need I say more !!!

Darrell I think in the barrel roll on straight mid season

Darrell Lowe having his own accident on the main straight

SJ Lambo for crashing on the straight by simply driving into the gantry by himself or was it an ejector seat

Short List – “2017 Driver fails” article to follow.


2017 Best Livery

This year we saw plenty of teams spend countless hours getting their 2017 team livery just right. New team, JND Racing went for something very different. After karting Magazine posted it on their Instagram account, it was liked hundreds of times by karters throughout the world.

JND Racing

JND Racing

Short List – JRH Racing, KA Racing, Polish Lambo, Titan


We would like to thank all of our teams who nominated and made for a very special year in RHPK history.


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