Chelgrave Contracting continues motorsport involvement at the grassroots level.
For more than 25 years, Chelgrave Contracting has been involved in Australian motorsport, from Formula Ford, 2 Litre Touring cars, Australian V8 Supercars, and now at the grassroots level of Go-Karting.
In 2015, Chelgrave is proud to support the Rotax Pro Tour by sponsoring senior drivers Dalton Ellery and Joshua Davey in Rotax Max Light, and Tristan Ellery in the DD2 class.
“Our family has a long history in motorsport and karting is where it all started for us. Karting really is a family sport and I love every bit of it, so we’re proud to support what I think is the best karting series in the country, while also giving three young drivers the opportunity to succeed at a sport that’s been such an important part of my family’s life,” says Bruce Ellery, founder of Chelgrave Contracting.
Chelgrave was left with a vacancy in the team when Steven Ellery stepped aside to focus on his expanding role at Chelgrave, leaving room for 15-year-old Ipswich driver Joshua Davey to step into the vacant position. This is Joshua’s first year as a fully sponsored driver in karting. “I have worked hard in the last two years to move to the front in the Junior Max class, and it was a dream come true when I was asked to join the Chelgrave team. I am moving up to seniors this year and it’s great to know that I have the support of Bruce and the whole Chelgrave family behind me,” said Davey, driver of the #83 Exprit.
Chelgrave is also continuing to sponsor Jason Faint in 2015 as he contests the Australian Karting Championship in the KZ2 class. “Chelgrave has been a huge help to me over the past two seasons, which is why my performance has improved and I’ve climbed up the grid,” said Faint, driver of the #22 JC Kart. “I have formed a great relationship with Bruce (Ellery) over the years, and I am proud to be involved with Chelgrave.”
The Rotax Pro Tour is Australia’s premier karting series and sees the best drivers from all over Australia compete in a seven-round series across Australia’s eastern seaboard. The drivers compete for twelve coveted positions in the Rotax Max World Finals, with the top three in each class receiving a ticket to the Worlds. Last year, Chelgrave sponsored DD2 Masters driver Steven Ellery received one of these tickets to the World Finals, where he finished seventh against the world’s best. Steven was also awarded the Jason Richards Memorial Plaque, which is the highest honour given in go-karting.