PR Newswire’s revived go-karting competition had all the thrills of
a real grand prix. The endurance event was held last week, at Daytona
Raceway in West London with over 100 people competing.
Organisers decided to mix teams up this year so, instead of pitting
company against company, sworn PR rivals became team brothers fighting
shoulder-to-shoulder. At least that was the idea, but PR News-wire’s
Gail Bratchpiece reveals there was much poaching and firing of drivers -
not to mention smashing of cars.
’There were some really competitive people out there,’ she says,
diplomatically naming no names, claiming it was difficult to tell who
was driving each car.
Suspiciously, when the Diary tried to contact the winning team captain
over rumours of cheating by swapping team members, he wasn’t available
for comment. However, PR Newswire’s head of sales, Jason Logan, whose
team came in a creditable sixth out of 18, denied the claims. ’They were
strategic and used the yellow flags very well,’ he says.
Not only was a fun night had by all, but the evening raised around
pounds 3,000 for the Helen Downes Memorial Fund, which gives money for
research into ovarian cancer.