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Published: August 16, 2016
Team Pilgrims left the competition for dust at a recent charity event held at Daytona Motorsport Sandown Park in Esher (UK).
The event, organised by former racing driver Damon Hill OBE, pitted Damon’s ‘All Stars Squad’ against amateur and hobby go-karters. The teams took part in a fun endurance day in aid of Guildford based charity, the halow project, of which Damon is co-founder and patron. The organisation supports and creates opportunities for young people with learning disabilities.
Despite starting last (29th) on the grid as a result of the random draw, the Pilgrims team (Ben Dimelow, Bill Freear and Gordon Brodie) eventually finished third on the podium, with Allianz team, Amos One, in second place behind Damon’s All Stars (which included racing world superstars such as Asian Le Mans Series ace, Ollie Millroy, British GT Championship front runner, Jody Fannin, Hollywood stunt driver, Salvo Cachia, and leading British female driver, Laura Tillett).
The Pilgrims team actually finished second on the day but the Allianz team purchased a joker card (part of charity event rules) and leap frogged Pilgrims into second. Ben Dimelow was Pilgrims secret weapon and recorded the second fasted lap of the day - only two hundredths of a second behind the fastest!
An impressive £15,000 was raised during the day.