I'm John Pike, a 23 year old kart racing driver from Ruthin, in North Wales. As the 'Lad' of a 'Dad and Lad' racing team for coming up to 12 years, I have enjoyed a number of successes through the ranks of British karting, all the way from my first race at Glan-Y-Gors Park in North Wales near my home - often competing against drivers with far greater budgets. Extremely recently I was offered the opportunity of a lifetime - the chance to drive at the World Karting Championship. In the race, this year held near Grantham, Northants from 20-24 September, I will be the only Welsh racing driver and I am hoping to do the area proud by bringing home a good result.
In order to achieve the dream of competing against the best athletes in the world I will need to raise £10,000. This cost is spread across the entry fee, tyres, fuel, engine maintenance, kart rental and team fees and practice costs. I will be doing my utmost to achieve my goal - I have been in a heavy training regime since Christmas alongside a full racing calendar to ensure I'm in tip-top condition to challenge for a good result.
It isn't without good reason I have accepted the offer given to me, after multiple successes in previous years including:
Welsh Junior Champion
British Open Championship Vice Champion
British Karting Championship 4th place
British Karting Championship Round 1 Winner
Northern Karting Federation Championship Winner (2x consecutive wins)
Dragon Kart Club Junior Championship Winner & Senior Champ. winner
Cheshire Kart Club Junior Championship Winner (3x consecutive wins)
Cumbria Kart Club Senior Championship Vice Champion
I thoroughly appreciate the time you have taken to look at my fundraising page and would like to thank you in advance for any contribution you may make. For larger contributions please contact me on +447944181656 to discuss branding or other publicity opportunities.