The 2018 TEKA (The Endurance Karting Association) Series has officially been wrapped up for another successful and eventful year of quality karting.
Preston Hire Racing has proudly been involved with this motorsport category for 4 years and was delighted with their best results to date from a performance point of view in addition to being highly involved in the promotion and growth of this championship.
On Saturday 1st December, we attended the end of year presentation to reflect on the year and congratulate the championship winners.
We were thrilled to receive a number of awards throughout the night whilst also cheering on the overall winners of the year.
Preston Hire Racing was awarded:
- A-GRADE 3RDIN CHAMPIONSHIP – Kart 15 Preston Hire Gurus
- B-GRADE 2NDIN CHAMPIONSHIP – Kart 81 Preston Hire Young Guns
- B-GRADE 3RDIN CAMPIONSHIP – Kart 18 Preston Hire Legends
- BEST PRESENTED TEAM OF 2018 – Preston Hire Racing
- MOST SPECTACULAR MOMENT – Steve Bowden, Kart 81 at Dubbo
- SPONSORSHIP CONTRIBUTION TO THE SPORT – Markus Preston
- SOCIAL MEDIA CLUB PROMOTION – Shane Rudzis
Reflecting on these awards is really humbling as being involved with TEKA is such a rewarding and enjoyable experience that has allowed Preston Hire to meet some wonderful people and give back to the grassroots of motorsport.
We are particularly proud of our Young Guns in Kart 81. These guys are the sons of two of our original racers who cheered on their Dad’s at many tracks around NSW before deciding they wanted to give it a crack themselves. Jackson and Zen have taken on board all of the advice, tips and learnings of experienced karters and shown their natural talent by securing 2nd Place in B-Grade in their second year of racing. Well Done boys – so impressive!
To be recognised for our Sponsorship and Contribution to the sport is also a significant highlight.
Markus Preston was, unfortunately, unable to attend the presentation night due to being in the USA for business, however, was delighted that Preston Hire has been able to support this motorsport category in a number of ways throughout the year.
“This award is so awesome!” said Preston. “TEKA are a family of motorsport enthusiasts who love getting together for some quality racing, competitive atmosphere and good laughs. Throughout 2018 Preston Hire has proudly assisted in the growth and awareness of this category of racing through sponsoring the Newcastle Round and inviting Lee Holdsworth, Charlie Schwerkolt and Justin Ruggier to create a VIP Supercars Kart and battle with the best of the bunch. It was awesome to see the big guns challenged out on the track. We also assisted in funds raised for the Buy-a-Bale auction donating Lee Holdsworth’s race suit to help raise funds for such a worthy cause. I’m so proud to be part of this club and encourage anyone interested in karting to come and have a go!”
A big congrats to everyone involved in TEKA – with special mention to the committee who work tirelessly to ensure a fantastic championship is created every year.
To the PHR crew … bring on 2019!