Karting: Scott Barnes Hoping For Sponsorship

January 25, 2023

[Written by Stephen Wright]

Scott Barnes is appealing for sponsorship to help fund his racing ambitions in the United States this year.

The island’s top karting driver has set up an OpenFender account – a funding and sponsorship marketplace for racers – to help him continue his success racing overseas.

Scott Barnes Florida January 2023

Barnes, who drives for Ohio-based Magik Kart USA, posted a social media video, saying: “I’m trying to do six or seven international races this year, and we’re looking for your help to help us with the funds.

“Travelling to Bermuda to all these races gets pretty pricey, so we’ve started a GoFundMe type of deal to get you guys on board to help with these overseas races. Every little bit helps, and we appreciate it.”

Barnes, sponsored by Butterfield and Vallis, has put himself in a formidable position to retain his Shifter Masters title in the Skusa Winter Series and leads the standings after the opening two rounds of the competition at the Homestead-Miami Motorplex earlier this month.

The series concludes at the same venue with rounds three and four from February 10 to 12.

The Bermuda Karting Club president hopes to build on his strong displays of last year. He claimed four podiums at the Daytona KartWeek in Florida last month, two podium finishes at the Skusa SuperNationals in Las Vegas in November, and two wins at the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix in September.

He also helped the Bermuda Triangle team, including David Barbosa, David Selley, Marc Tucker, and American Alex Mayer, win the Masters title at the SimCraft 24 Hours of Nola in New Orleans in March.

Contact Barnes on Instagram @skitchybarnes_9 or email hakunamatatacharters@gmail.com

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