James and Sam Sera have sold one of the country’s leading kart retail businesses, Melbourne Kart Centre.
After seven years as owners, the husband and wife team will soon hand the keys to new owners, Pete Phillips and Nick Flodstrom.
“We have loved being such an integral part of the karting community, but all good things come to an end” James said.
“We are looking forward to embarking on the next phase of our lives.
“We won’t be leaving the scene too far behind though, as I plan to get out there and add a few more trophies to the cabinet!”
Pete and Nick are thrilled to lead MKC into the next phase of its 15-year life. With a history at nearby LeMans Entertainment and the organisation’s Young Drivers Academy, driver development is close to their heart.
“Having pioneered and honed what an educational karting course looks like, we are excited to further cement our program into competitive karting” Nick said.
For 2024 they plan to welcome some big changes, such as a kart storage and delivery service, driver development area, membership program and a new look race team.
“We are proud to be able to continue the great work James and the team have done over the years, competing at the highest level of Australian karting, such as AKC” Pete stated.
“We are already looking towards 2024 and beyond as we create a unique approach to how race teams operate and create opportunities to develop our drivers on their individual journeys.”
James and Sam will remain at the shop for the rest of the month as it transitions to the new owners. The Sera’s last day on site will be Saturday, September 30, however they will continue to support the team at the final rounds of the Victorian Country Series and Golden Power Series.
“We want to thank all customers and team members who have supported us and shown us friendship and loyalty for the years we have run MKC” Sam added.
MKC will open with Pete and Nick on Monday October 2.
Valued employee Josh Brooker will continue as an integral part of the MKC team.