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Phuket's Class Act Media takes top spot at Go Kart tournament

Phuket's Class Act Media takes top spot at Go Kart tournament

PHUKET: Class Act Media last night proved that it was not just in the island’s media stakes where it is number one, but also in go kart races too.

By Jody Houton

Monday 29 July 2013, 09:17AM

View the photo gallery here.

Beating the Kata Rocks team by a 10th of a second overall, the Class Act Media team, made up of Jason Wilder, Kirsty Meyer and Sam Clarke from Live 89.5, Jody Houton from The Phuket News, and Sash Steffen and Alice Na Takuatung from Phuket News TV, won the Lions Go-Karts Team Championships held in Chalong last night (July 28).

Stern faces and fastidious checks of the course belied the fact that it was in fact all for charity.

B30,000 proceeds from the event (each participating team had to pay B6,000) will be donated to Patong Beach Lions Club’s Eyesight Improvement Programme at three local schools.

Nearly 600 children at Baan Bang Thong School in Kathu; Baan Bang Khu School in Koh Kaew and Baan Bang Rong School in Phak Lok will have their eyes tested by the club’s partners in this project – K T Optics. Any child found to be in need of prescription glasses will receive them free of charge.

Khun Mai won the inaugural Miss Go Kart beauty competition, taking home B3,000.

Below are the official results:

3RD PLACE: THE TEACHERS ( Mike Hall; Brady Bryan; Paul Flaxman; Simon O’Herlihy; Adam Blackmore)

2ND PLACE; KATA ROCKS (Chantal Fernandes; Bryan Hoare; Bilijay West; Sommai K; Teera Iedyaw

WINNERS: CLASS ACT MEDIA (Jody Houton; Jason Wilder; Sam/Kirsty; Alice Nataku.; Sascha Steffen

FASTEST LAP: Alex Kovacs (St James Property – Emerald Terrace Condo)

FASTEST LADY: Irene Von Rooyen (St James Property – Oceana Condo)

SPIRIT OF RACE: Chantal Fernandes (Kata Rocks)

Winner: Wiyanan (Mai) Wanchan ( Kata Rocks)
Runner – up: Ketsara (Apple) Sattayakun (St James Property)

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