Kart crash sends TV contestant to hospital

Friday 5th August, 2011 - 4:52pm


A Shannons Supercar Showdown contestant crashes a kart at Todd Road

One of the remaining nine contestants in Shannons Supercar Showdown will be taken to hospital following a karting crash in the third episode of the reality TV show this Sunday.

Airing 5pm Sunday on 7mate, this week’s episode sees the reward challenge take place at the Todd Road karting circuit in Port Melbourne, home of the Go Kart Club of Victoria.

The unnamed contestant comes to grief against the Turn 2 tyre wall in a Rotax-powered Arrow kart, sent to hospital as a result of the impact.

The crash is captured on camera, with GoPro cameras also fitted to the kart.

Nick Cassidy of New Zealand was the first contestant eliminated from Shannons Supercar Showdown last Sunday, with another young driver set to be cut loose this weekend.

Contestants Nick Foster and Ben Small witness the crash

Shannons Supercar Showdown – Episode 3 
Sunday 7 August 2011
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