Hayes Hangs Up Helmet

Phoenix driver Matthew Hayes has elected to retire from kart racing for the foreseeable future.

The Melbourne driver wishes to spend more time with his growing family and bows out after an eleven year career, four of which have included a very close involvement with Pheonix Race Karts.

Above: Hayes has played an important develop role at Phoenix and has raced a large number of classes, including Formula 100 at the 2007 City of Melbourne Titles
pic - Cooper's Photography

"Matt has been 'The Man' at Phoenix for a long time, and there is no doubt he was instrumental in the development process that has seen our karts become so competitive in Australian karting" Phoenix's Colin Fink informed KartSportNews. "Fortunately, Matt has been an asset not just in the driver’s seat, but working with other drivers and developing karts, ranging from the Rocket (Midget/Rookie) to Elvis (4-stroke Endurance).

While Hayes takes a break from behnd the wheel, he will continue in his development role with Phoenix. "In the meantime, we’d like to thank Matthew for his irreplaceable efforts with Phoenix Race Karts, congratulate him on the four state titles he won in his time racing with us, and we look forward to working with young Christopher in 6 years time!" Fink added.


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