Luff leads way at Endurance Karting event, as Recorder find taking part counts too!
PUBLISHED: 15:30 12 October 2018
Romford racer Matt Luff hosted an Endurance Karting event at the Brentwood Raceway in Warley – and promptly won it alongside Jack Goldsmith!
The competition was held to mark the end of the current season, Luff’s move from junior to senior racing as well as bring together his sponsors and supporters for a night of fun, but competitive racing.
Organised in association with Gerry Byrne of the Romford McDonald’s Group, it saw 16 teams made up of local businesses and racers battle it out on the track over the course of two hours to secure a spot on the podium in two different classes.
Professional drivers including the likes of Romford’s Luciano Bacheta fought for bragging rights, while the amateurs included a brave team of reporters from the Recorder!
Luff, a former Havering Sports Council junior competitor of the year award winner, and his Brentwood Banta team-mate Goldsmith showed why they are ranked number one in the UK by winning the pro class.
And Byrne’s team fought hard to secure the runners-up spot in the amateur competition, as the Recorder quartet of Matt Clemenson, Liam Coleman, Sophie Morton and Richard Wyatt brought up the rear after posting a best lap time of 40.614secs.
Luff said: “The standard of driving was extremely high and drivers from the Recorder told me they were shocked by the skill levels required to race.”
A raffle organised by Lee Edgell, owner of TURN1 Professional Race Simulator in Billericay, raised £160 which will be given to the Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund who are based in Romford.
Luff added: “It was a good night and everyone had a brilliant time. I’d like to thank everybody who came along to support me on the evening
“I’d also like to say a big thank you for the invaluable and much appreciated continued support of Gerry Byrne of Romford McDonald’s, Jane Cattaneo of the Hornchurch-based PATAM Group and Lee Edgell of TURN1 Race Simulations.”