Go-kart racing venue relaunched

2016-10-13 06:00
PHOTO: precious gumede ABOVE: Howard Mbewana (back) gives Shirley Green a helping hand.

PHOTO: precious gumede ABOVE: Howard Mbewana (back) gives Shirley Green a helping hand.

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NO amount of rain on Saturday 1 October could have dampened the mood of the day and the excitement in the air was almost tangible. This was the day the public would be introduced to the new and improved Kart Freaks in Margate.

Ray Nkonyeni Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ronnie Nair, who was there to officiate the opening ceremony, said: “It’s places like these that assist in promoting and sustaining tourism on the South Coast.”

After the official business was concluded, the fun began and Nair challenged the new owner, Clint Green, to a race.

Changes to the facility were easy to notice even before you walked through the door. You could hear music where there was usually just the buzzing sound coming from the go-kart motors.

This addition was welcomed by the staff and customers, who were dancing and singing. A sweet shop now replaces the workshop at the entrance and a welcoming diner sits comfortably on the viewing deck.

Walking around, one could see nothing but smiles, hear laughter and smell the tyres as they skidded on the asphalt.

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