Australia’s biggest race kart manufacturer recently purchased a UD PK10 to be used as a mobile race workshop and a transporter for its official race and development teams.
Manufacturer of Arrow Karts, Drew Price Engineering (DPE), manufactures up to 2000 race karts each year and purchased the new UD PK10 to replace its UD MK which it had outgrown.
DPE’s Manager of Development and Racing, Darren Hossack (pictured), asserted that the company was pleased with the performance of the previous truck. He said, “The only reason we replaced the old UD was because we had outgrown it and we needed a higher grossing truck. The MK was a bloody good truck and we had it on the road for the past five years, however with all our karts, spares and tools on board it was just a little too small for our needs these days.
“We have a purpose built body that houses all our race karts and spares as well as providing us with a race workshop when we are at the track racing or testing, fortunately by sticking with UD we could just swap our body across to the new truck,” he added.
From its Melbourne base, the Arrow Karts team is required to travel interstate at least seven times a year for championship race kart meetings, driven by Darren. He commented, “I am no truckie, I drive race cars when I am not running the kart team, but with cruise control, air bag suspension on the PK10 and its suspended cab and seat, it is incredibly easy and comfortable to drive, it is more like driving a car really.”
The truck generally carts up to six karts along with a wide range of spare parts, including 90 rear axles, 25 spare engines and spare kart tyres.