V8 Ute driver Cam Wilson has taken to the track at his locally owned Gold Coast Karting Centre today (Tuesday, 17th February) to raise funds and awareness for the hereditary Huntington’s Disease, by aiming to set a new world record for “Karting – Greatest distance travelled in 24 hours indoors (team)”.
Wilson broke the record last year for the ‘Karting greatest distance travelled in 24hours solo, smashing it (604km) and raising over $20,000 for the disease that took his father’s life last year.
This year he has teamed up with staff from his Gold Coast karting centre and they are on-track to set the world record.
“It’s not going bad, it’s a bit different to last year’s one, I was solo last year and to do this team record and particularly at my Gold Coast Centre, I’ve had to turn the Karts grip up so they would last. It’s made it a lot faster and it’s hard to last the four hours, it’s far more physical to drive and basically a sprint, It’s like a proper 24hour enduro race but with no safety cars, I just did a half an hour stint and my arms are killing me. We’ve just completed four hours and we still have six more goes each,” explained Wilson.
Long-standing Slideways Go Karting staff members Dan Tuit, Tim Harris, Danial Goddard, Chris Hinton and Nathan Roach have joined Cam on his mission and will all steer the Kart for four hours in half an hour stints.
The 24hours will conclude at 12pm tomorrow (Wednesday, 18th February) and is a good warm-up to his 2015 V8 Ute Campaign at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide next week, Thursday, 26th February – 2nd March.
ABOUT HUNTINGTONS QUEENSLANDHuntingtons Queensland (HQ) was established as a small voluntary support group in 1976 and is now an established organisation providing support around Queensland to hundreds of people affected by HD, their families and those who provide care and services.
Fundraising through membership contributions, donations and other activities help the association to expand services and awareness of HD. The association is also affiliated with national and international Huntington’s disease associations. For more information, go to qahda.com or call 07 3391 8833.