Rochdale News | Sports News | Rochdale entrepreneur set to bring grassroots karting to TV

Date published: March 12, 2022

Racing driver and motorsports entrepreneur Matty Street is set to showcase some of the region’s and the country’s top racing talent in a new documentary.

Matty, owner of the TeamKarting indoor racing circuit in Rochdale, is the executive producer of the new TV series ‘Driven Dreams’, an eight-part series that follows the journeys of 17 young karters.

The series is being developed in conjunction with Street Star Studios UK and will follow the drivers over the next 8-10 months as they compete in Matty’s ‘Cadet Kart Championship’ which sees young karters racing on tracks across the country . Filming will also take place at TeamKarting, following Matty’s own role within the championship.

The ‘stars’ of the show will be finalized in the coming weeks, after interested drivers have been invited to apply to be featured as part of the production. Some riders are completely new to the sport, others are experienced karters moving up in the industry.

The series, sponsored by Optimum Motorsport & Alchemy Car Products, will hit mainstream channels and streaming services later this year.

Matty said: “This is a show made by racing drivers, for racing drivers and it’s our chance to shine a light on the huge amount of motorsport talent we have locally in the UK. United.

“There are a lot of myths surrounding the sport, including the belief that karting is only possible with a huge budget, but the stories we will share show that is not the case. The drivers we’ll be featuring have diverse stories, but each share a total commitment to racing – you’ll see drivers who missed a parent’s wedding, a father who quit his job so he could travel for kart events in his son, people make real sacrifices for karting, which is their passion.

“Motorsport has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember and it is the most inclusive and welcoming environment in which to live, work and thrive and I look forward to encouraging even more people in the best sport in the world.”