Published: 11:00, 05 December 2012 |
Updated: 09:43, 10 January 2014
A karter suffered a cardiac arrest while on the track at Buckmore Park.
The man, 56, was treated by an off-duty doctor and staff at the Chatham circuit, according to another driver.
He was taken to the William Harvey Hospital, in Ashford, which specialises in treating heart conditions.
Kent Air Ambulance was called just before 2pm on Sunday and a doctor in the crew accompanied paramedics by road to the hospital.
It is believed the driver veered and crashed into the fire wall after falling ill.
Bill Sisley, Buckmore Park’s managing director said: "There were no other karts involved.
"The venue has set procedures and these were followed. At this time the driver is in hospital and therefore we cannot comment further."
The race, which involved 32 teams from across Britain, was resumed later in the afternoon.
Mr Sisley added that drivers were kept informed of what was going on.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Neil Miller, Hever Castle head gardener is new gardening blogger.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.