Backup Go Karting for Charity

Backup, the technical entertainment charity, held its 4th annual karting challenge, Kart-Fest 2018, achieving an amazing £23,500, the biggest total for any backup fundraising event yet.

In first place were The Really Useful Group and their team Phantom Racers 2, in second place, were 2017 winners Production Parkand in third place, were team DiGiCo.

Winners of the Pit Stop Challenge were team Imagination, Media Lease’s ‘Fastest Lap’ went to ‘Flareton Senna’s’ Graham Combes, the dubious honour of winning headline sponsor Chauvet Professional’s Slowest Lap went to the Royal Albert Hall’s Ollie Jeffrey and winner of the Chauvet Professional Surf’s Up Challenge for who could stay on a mechanical surfboard the longest was Jed Bason of Unusual Rigging.

“It can be hard getting everyone together in this industry, as we’re all so constantly busy,” said backup trustee and event organiser extraordinaire, Lee Dennison.

“But on the day it felt effortless and we were so pleased that with 33 teams representing all areas participated. Rivalries stayed on the track and a common shared ‘want’ to support our charity and help our family out became the focus of the day.

“A massive thank you to everyone that came to Kart-Fest and to our sponsors Chauvet Professional, Unusual, Creative Technology/NEP Live Events, Autograph, IPS, JPP and, the Technical department. The feedback from the day has been so very positive and Kart-Fest will be back next year.”