Garry Beamish who heads up Too Many Pies, talks us through last month’s race.
We arrived early and bright for the August RHPK round, but with a slightly different driver line up as Jordan was saving himself for the Teeside 24 Hour which took part the following weekend.
Shaun and I joined a good friend of ours, Russ. He owns the F1 Kit Car which was featured as one of the RHPK Demo cars a few seasons back.
Shaun’s last visit at Rye house was just over 23 years ago, so tried to give him as much seat time as possible in morning practice. However during Practice 2, Shaun was rear-ended at some speed which launched him into the Tyres. Shaun walked away with severe whiplash and a destroyed chassis, Both sides of the hoop cracked beyond repair, rear bumper bent 90 degrees and steering column bent.
Jordan’s 24-hour team, Alessia kindly offered Shaun and me a drive in their second kart as a couple of drivers were unable to make it, a very kind offer which we gladly accepted and earning some valuable championship points for the team!
As we came away from the race day we had very mixed emotions, pleased that we had been able to race thanks to the drive from Team Alessia but unsure if there would be another Chapter to the 2020 Too Many Pies Karting season.
I posted the events up at the weekend on the RHPK Facebook Group shortly after and was overwhelmed with the Support and offers that came in. We received an amazing offer from Neil Folley, his spare 7Kart XV chassis free of charge! We were taken back by his generosity!
We had offers up and down the paddock, Bri and Mup from Monkey Motorsport offered up lots of help and assistance. Billy Griggs offered to help to Weld up the cracked chassis (Until we noticed how bad it was) and KA Racing offered a floor tray.
We want to thank everyone for their kind generosity. It is truly appreciated. Hopefully, we will be back on the grid for the September Round, still at the back, but still smiling.
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