Broadstairs racing driver Michael Crees may have sustained too much damage to his vehicle to take part in the third race of BTCC’s final weekend at Brands Hatch this month – but he did take the champion’s spot for the Crazy Cart competition!
The Crazy Cart Championship was initiated as a venture by Nick Halstead. Manufacturer Razor provided the Crazy Cart XLs for BTCC drivers to navigate around a dedicated circuit.
The event involved two fun, action-packed races. BTCC competitors Michael Crees, Tom Chilton, Steve (Baggsy) Biagioni and Nick Halstead were among those who took part, with fans seeing their favourite BTCC drivers out of their typical racing environments.
Creesy took the title after displaying ‘epic drifting skills.’
Creesy rejoined Team Hard Racing in July for the remainder of the 2023 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.
He had previously raced with the squad in 2019 and was crowned Jack Sears Trophy Champion on 2020. He made his comeback with the team following a stint with the Power Maxed Racing outfit in 2022.
The 40-year-old is now taking some well-earned time off before re-establishing sponsors for the 2024 season.
He said: “We introduced the crazy carts this year as a bit of fun and it’s a great way for everyone to get involved and give the fans a bit of extra action at the weekends.
“It’s been good to be back with the touring cars and to get pole position at Silverstone.”
James Dobson, EMEA Sales and Marketing Director at Razor added: “The Crazy Carts Championship has been drawing in the crowds since its launch earlier this year across the BTCC race weekends, with the event inspired by Excelr8 driver Nicholas Halstead.
“Our Crazy Carts are designed to defy boundaries and gravity, fitted with a single motor, four casters and a specialised handle for multi-directional drifting. It was great to see motor sporting heroes putting them through their paces at the Championship finale this weekend.
“Hundreds came down to view the exciting spectacle, which was full of nail-biting moments and lots of laughter as drivers really showed what the products are made of. “After demonstrating some epic drifting skills – and an appropriate lack of cheating! – Michael Crees took home the gold. A fantastic event all round!”