VIPs supporting the event includes MCA's Ling Hee Keat, Daniel Ling and Chew Lian Keng. Alex Yong, former Malaysian F1/A1 driver was present to help officiate the race together with Mohd Afiq (2008 AMM Go Kart Champion).
A total of 27 teams participated in the race which consists of a practise/qualifying round of 20 minutes and the endurance race of 70 minutes with 3 mandatory pit stops.
Kenny Hwang and Stephen Kok lead the charge for Kookaburra Racing in this go kart endurance race. The team qualified 3rd overall in the qualifying round. In the race proper, Kookaburra Racing managed to come up to 1st placing at one stage of the race but ended the race in a hard earned 2nd place.
This is indeed a great result for Kookaburra Racing and more to come in the near future of racing!
Some photos from the event here:
Kenny preparing to start the race
Kenny lines up a quick overtaking move
Stephen overtakes quickily from the outside
2nd Place : Stephen and Kenny with their prize
2nd-1st-3rd winners : Kookaburra Racing, Vertical Speed and Aliens Racing
To succeed, you need a strong supportive team!
The full MCA Go-Kart Challenge 2009 race result
The race was featured on TV3, a popular Malaysia national TV Channel, during the daily news update program called Buletin Utama on the 23rd March 2009. The video is featured below.
The official report on the race from MCA website : http://www.mcasegambut.org/GoKart/GOKARTreport.htm