Smith, Goodwin, Vergers & Watts Win In A Kart
The annual Johnny Herbert Karting Challenge was held at the new
Raceway Docklands last Sunday, November 26 – and the winning
team of six featured no fewer than four sportscar / GT stars.
Guy Smith, Chris Goodwin, Michael Vergers and Danny
Watts were joined by 2006 Italian Formula Renault Champion Dani
Clos and karting ace Jordan Oakes (third in Formula Renault Winter
These six, running as Team Permaguard, won the event
by just five seconds, after three hours of action. All the funds
raised in this year’s event are going to the Warwickshire
and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.
The winning crew qualified in sixth position, moved
quickly up to third in the opening laps and then never dropped out
of the top four for the whole event. As the first round of pit stops
approached Team Permagard was in second position. Dropping to fourth
following the stop, during the second stint the team consolidated
second position then moved into the lead following the third pit
They held the
lead with every driver change after that (each driver drives for
two stints) – even though at one point they had to change
karts after suffering a mechanical problem.
This is Johnny
Herbert in action.