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Strode Swimming Pool Team clinch 2nd at South West Karting Championships

KartingA team of karters from Strode Swimming Pool & Fitness Centre, managed by Avalon Leisure, secured 2nd place at the South West Karting Championships at Raceway in Bristol.

Chris Bonfield, Stu Wellington, Rich Hill and Paul Mason of 'Team Strode' qualified for the Champions of Champions Grand Prix having beaten several participants from other local leisure centres back in April.

In qualifying ‘Team Strode’ clocked the 6th fastest lap out of 11 teams.  However, with the race just 20 laps old they’d wrestled their way into 1st place.

The marathon race lasted 204 laps in total and included several pit stops and driver changes. In the end, the team were delighted to finish in 2nd.

Paul Mason said: “The race included many fierce battles, gains, losses and the odd moment where the drivers had the red mist descend before them!”

“It was a very well deserved finish for the lads and we’ll definitely be looking for the first place next year.”