would like to thank the organisers (Ted and Sue Poole) and all the officials in
the 2003 British Endurance Kart Championship. We would also praise the
sportsmanship and highest standard of competition of all the teams contesting
this year's series - I would like to name teams and individuals but on
reflection I think it would apply to all of the regulars competing.
From my own point of view I would like to thank Tony for his management and
words of wisdom, Dave for his total commitment and Bob for being the most
complete team mate. I think our championship victory has proved that with a team
atmosphere, hard work and individual respect, a family team on a budget can
compete at the highest level.
It is a great shame that this years Promax British Endurance Championship looks
like being the last. I have read a lot about Promax versus prokarting over the
last year or so with various opinions about which is best. We at Titan
Motorsport are competing in two series this year (one Promax, one prokarting)
and our experiences can perhaps lay a few myths to rest. Firstly, Promax (even at
a National level) has cost us a lot less than prokarting. Secondly, it is a good
feeling, as a driver, to sit on the grid knowing that all the people around have
got the same engine performance. Thirdly, the preparation involved has been less
for us as there is very little engine maintenance to do. Lastly reliability has
been as good (if not better) for the two stroke Promax engine compared to the
Hondas. This is the benefit of our experiences, not hearsay or unqualified
It does therefore make us wonder why the formula has not been more successful?
Maybe all those people out there campaigning for a "level playing field" don't
want it quite as level as they are making out?
I look forward to racing at Clay on the 19th (Promax) and 21st (prokarts) - see
you all there!
P.S. Forgot to mention Promax a darn sight more exciting to drive as well!
Martin - Titan
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