Bulgarian rally champ Dimitar Iliev kicked off the event and appealed to participants to be extra safety conscious not just on the kart track, but on the road in general
Kart races are a favorite in the charity tournament series for companies under the slogan ‘Sport with a Mission’. It is no wonder we had a total of fourteen teams of socially responsible businesses compete in the first karting competition for the year. Recurrently, our kind and generous hosts were Sofia Karting Ring. The fundraiser brought in no less than BGN 9, 950 in competition entry fees.
The kings of the Easter Holiday Heroes’ kart race were PORSCHE BG. Web development company Cranial Ink took home the silver; Momchil Mitev from their team had the best individual score of all participants in the tournament and won the MVP prize. The bronze went to the software developers from VMWare. All who made it to the podium received awesome special gifts by Canyon and STR8. PORSCHE BG, who were Sport with a Mission tournament first-timers, not only won the gold, but backed up our cause with a total of five teams. InTime were another company solidly represented at the race, with two teams, also newbies on the kart track. The other fresh holiday heroes were Gradus – Аз Ям! (I eat!), Atos, and ServiceLux. IBS, VMWare, SBTech and InTime proved they had fuel running in their veins and shared Love in Action yet another time. Refreshing beverages for all participants were provided by Pepsi, while gifts were made available by Denim and Leocrema.
Eight-time rally champion Dimitar Iliev was a guest of honor at the Easter kart race. He opened the charity competition with a call for safe driving not just on the kart track, but on the road too. As in all Holiday Heroes’ go-kart tournaments, Dimitar Iliev and kart champion and first Formula BMW Bulgarian racer Nikolay Varbitsaliev mentored the participating teams. It was an opportunity for all team captains to consult them about winning strategies and tactics.
The charity karting Sport with a Mission tournament for companies was in support of the Easter 2017 drive which aims to help 5,000 families in need across Bulgaria celebrate the holidays with plenty of food on their table. All funds raised from competition entry fees will go to buy food for the holiday boxes we give away.
The charity kart race was held with the support of:
Hosts – Sofia Karting Ring
Teams – SBTech, IBS, AtoS, VMWare, Аз Ям!, InTime, Cranial Ink, Porsche BG, ServiceLux
Sponsors: Pepsi, Canyon, STR8, Denim, Leocrema
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