By any measure, the 3rd annual Northwest Historics Kart Challenge charity endurance race held Friday, June 29 at PGP was a huge success. The paddock was full of spectators enjoying vendor displays and watching more than 90 drivers on 23 teams race to benefit Seattle Children's Hospital (SCH) by raising $44,000.
This year's amount makes an amazing three-year tally of $127,000 raised during the yearly NW Historics Kart Challenge held at PGP. Additionally, an incredible number of donated toys — and $400 to buy more for SCH patients — were also collected.
The top fund-raising team was Special Hope (Advance Fire Protection) with $7,575. Runner-up was Rainier Wealth Management with $3,120, followed by Team Exsillio ($3,109), Team Seattle ($3,100) and Team Seattle Symetra ($2,985).
The battle for supremacy on the track was fierce and incredibly close, with the top three battling for the lead most of the two hours, but in the end it was Team Xccel taking top honors with 82 laps completed in 2 hours, 1 minute and 5.200 seconds.
Xccel Racing and J&L Fabricating, the second- and third-place finishers respectively, crossed the stripe just seconds behind the winners, and LeMay-RedTeam also recorded 82 laps to finish fourth. Team Seattle rounded out the top-5 with 79 laps.
The fastest lap of the event was turned by Kyle "Disco" Wick of J&L Fabricating, a blistering 1:19.459 in the team's 68th lap. Disco's fast lap was part of an amazing surge for J&L, which started 18th, moved into the top-3 and was leading the field with 10 minutes to go before dropping back to finish third.
29Kidney Stone Racing was another big mover, falling back to 24th at one point before rallying in the closing stages of the race to finish 12th.
Complete results for all teams can be found at mylaps.com.
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