Slot car winners who showed off their design skills
By LJ Hutchins
Thursday, May 27th, 2010
Slot car racing giant Scalextric has announced the winners of a schools’ racing competition held at the Donington Park Slot Car Festival last weekend.
Triumphing in the Grand Final of the Scalextric4Schools competition was an all-girl team from Sandbach School in Cheshire, which retained the title it won last year, supported by teacher Simon Hooker and by tuning expertise from their local slot car racing club.
The same team also won the Best Engineered Car trophy with a car created using a Computer Assisted Design (CAD) package and rapid prototyping technology. Among their prizes was a Scalextric Racing set and an invitation to attend Top Gear Live in the autumn as guests of the company.
Scalextric sets donated by Hornby were presented to the two runners-up, St Augustine’s High School, Scarborough, and Arthur Terry School, Birmingham.
The former were runners-up in last year’s competition while the latter was a new entrant this year. All competitors received individual Scalextric cars from Hornby.
The company said that the event had been a great success which it looked forward to supporting next year. It also thanked organisations that contributed to the event including Trojan Racing, Get Cycling, Help for Heroes, NSCC racing club and organisers Scale Models.