Karting club in new deal

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ONE of the biggest names in international kart racing has stepped in to support a club in South Yorkshire.

British, European and World title winner Strawberry Racing, based in Handsworth, Sheffield, has announced a deal with South Yorkshire Kart Club, based at Wombwell circuit, near Barnsley.

SYKC boasts a long list of members who went on to achieve great things. These include six-time World Champion Mike Wilson, described by the late Ayrton Senna as ‘the greatest driver I ever saw’.

Strawberry Racing team manager Warwick Ringham said: “Lots of people follow big football teams but have little or no loyalty to their local club.

“It’s the same in our sport, but we ignore grassroots karting at our peril because this is where the champions of tomorrow cut their teeth and learn their craft.

“With people feeling the continued effects of the recession, we wanted to help South Yorkshire Kart Club in a practical and worthwhile way.”

Strawberry will also provide end-of-year prizes to the club in the form of vouchers, with a total value of over £6,000.