Roos Kart Team’s CANSA support in full swing
After taking Port Elizabeth by storm with its fleet of pink Zanardi karts, Roos Kart Team (RKT) is set to do the same in Kwa-Zulu Natal at round three of the Engen Supa Karts national championships which takes place on the Idube track near Pietermaritzburg on 13 July.
Last month the team embarked on a novel approach to raising funds and creating awareness for the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). To raise funds, each point scored by the driver of a pink kart was worth R10 to CANSA.
With top flight drivers at the helm of the karts over R30 000 was raised with Chayse Augustus and Stuart White being top scorers as they finished first and second in the Maxterino class. Engineering giant Babcock International Group matched the driver earnings and there were individual contributions from; Les Herring, David White, Ryan Frost, Bradley Liebenberg and Kobie Coertze.
Augustus is on a roll and the fact that the Idube track near Pietermaritzburg is his home circuit means he is favourite to take the Mini Rok honours. Championship leader White is a fiery contender and doesn’t give up without a fight.
The Junior Rok brigade has Clinton Bezuidenhout, Trent Varejes and Kohen Bam in pink karts. Bam moved up from Mini-Rok last year and is fourth in points table. Bezuidenhout is the reigning Mini Rok world champion and although finding his feet in Junior Rok is a solid top six finisher. Rising star Varejes is an exciting prospect who hasn’t been racing for very long, yet hovers around sniffing a top three finish. CANSA’s hopes in the Supa Rok class rest with Nathan Parkins, Luke Herring and Chassen Bright who are currently 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the points table.
“With motorsport being a fairly affluent facet of sport, we felt we could give something back to an organisation that does an amazing amount of work on extremely limited funding,” said team spokesman Bjorn Roos.
RKT, is supported by valued partners Blue Label Telecoms, Battery Energy drink and Permatex.