Max Thanks Prime sponsor BIZ KARTS
MINI CHALLENGE rising star Max Bladon has credited his stellar start to this year’s campaign to his prime sponsor BIZ Karts, leading manufacturer of rental and race go-karts.
Bladon entered into a year-long partnership with BIZ Karts at the start of this season, which paved the way for the reigning Cooper Class champion to step up to the two-litre turbocharged JCW category.
Since making the jump, Bladon has starred across the four races so far. He has claimed pole position for each of the opening two weekends and recorded a maiden race victory and another podium finish. The results mean he currently leads the championship by seven points ahead of 2015 JCW champion Charlie Butler-Henderson.
London-based BIZ Karts has been a long-term supporter of the MINI CHALLENGE, having backed the car of Chris Smith in recent seasons. Bladon has taken that machine over for this year, with Smith taking a year out to focus on the family business.
“This year so far has gone unbelievably well, and I have to thank BIZ Karts for its support and making this all happen for me,” said Bladon.
“BIZ Karts has done such great work in the CHALLENGE in recent years, not only backing Chris but also by helping aspiring karters have a shot at circuit racing with the BIZ Champions Challenge, which rewarded the fastest kart racers around the UK with a funded weekend in the Cooper Class.
“I’ve been friends with Chris for some years now, so when he and his father [BIZ Karts founder, Mike Smith] approached me with the idea of me running in the BIZ colours this year I was really honoured.
“Without BIZ I wouldn’t have the chance I do for this year, and that makes it even more satisfying to be fighting at the front and getting the results I have done so far. The plan is to keep that going for the rest of the year and hopefully have the BIZ Karts JCW fighting for the championship at the end of the season.”
The team at BIZ Karts wish Max the best of luck for the season!