Clive Emson Charity Go-Kart Race 2020

Today marks the launch of the third running of the Clive Emson Charity Go-Kart Race so in the words of Murray Walker “we’re go, go, go!” and ready to accept bookings for teams.

The last two years the event has been held at Rye House Kart Circuit, Hoddesdon and raised an incredible £3,378 for Havens Hospices who do unbelievable work across Essex supporting everyone from children, young adults and adults with life threatening or life changing conditions.

Last year we were joined on track by two professional racing drivers from the British Touring Car Championship, Bobby Thompson who is a patron of Havens and carries the logo on his car and Nicolas Hamilton, brother of 6 times F1 World Champion, Lewis and incredibly motivating racing driver in his own right. Everyone loved racing against these drivers that they had seen on TV and they put themselves up for auction to be added to a team, to the highest bidder of course! Hopefully, we can tempt them back for a second year. 

The race was won by Clive Emson Auctioneers’ Kent Office Team with a little help from Bobby Thompson, just pipping Team Milton Keynes in second and 2018 winners Agency Express taking the final step on the podium.

This year’s charity race

The date for the race is now confirmed for Tuesday 19th May 2020, with registration at 5:45-6pm, followed by a safety briefing, suit-up and on track as soon after 7pm as possible.

Following the success of last year’s race, we asked for some feedback good and bad. But we had lots of really positive messages back and some ideas to change the event which I have taken on board.

The basic format of the race will be the same, 15 minute practice followed by a 2 hour race with the starting positions decided by ‘Bid for the Grid’. However, registration and the race will start slightly earlier, meaning an earlier finish. Also, we will get the food out before and during the race for people to have as and when as opposed to having it brought out at about 10pm. But we have managed to keep the price the same as last year! The race will again be in aid of Havens Hospices (registered charity number 1022119).

The big changes for this year will be that the race will be live-cast on the internet with driver interviews and on-track action and the new venue. The race will be at Lakeside Karting, close to Lakeside Shopping Centre. 

Can you get the kart airborne through Devil’s Dip?

There will be more information to be released about the event and it is open to companies, groups of friends or anyone who wants to enter a team. If you want to be amongst the first to book your team in for this year’s race, here are the details of how to do it:


Date: Tuesday 19th May 2020 from 6pm

Venue: LAKESIDE KARTING, Arterial Road (A1306), West Thurrock, Essex, RM19 1EA

Price: £174.00 per Team of 2-5 people including all equipment and buffet food for drivers.

Race format: 15 Minute Practice and a 2 hour Endurance Race, followed by Podium Presentation and Trophies.


(Once you have booked in please let Paul Bridgeman know by email at


If you have any questions please do give us a call on 01245 205778. We look forward to seeing you on track!