It is a race like no other. The annual Go-Kart Race at Cundall Manor School sees dozens of pupils take on the famous course in homemade vehicles as they attempt to claim the coveted Go-Kart Race cup.
Daredevil pupils from the North Yorkshire school provided entertainment for a large crowd of friends and family with nearly 500 spectators watching the 34 Go-Karts provide high-octane thrills with an added dash of pyrotechnic wizardry.
Hugo and Henry raced to victory in their three-wheeled vehicle that blazed down the hill, billowing blue smoke for added drama. The pair held off strong competition from school friends Andrew and Henry to claim top spot on the podium.
The pair secured the trophy following an afternoon of fun and heart-stoppingly madcap racing. The school has held the event for over a decade and this year saw a range of innovative entries from its pupils including a modified wheelie bin and an adapted wheelchair amongst many more vehicles.
The winning entry tackled the hill posting a blistering time of 9.75 secs, holding on to the lead following fast times from Andrew and Henry, who posted superb efforts of 9.91 secs and 10.16 secs respectively.
Joint Head at the school, John Sample, declared the winners in front of an eager crowd of pupils and parents. He said: “This year we have seen a great number of Go-Karts that we have never seen before. The fact that we always have so many whacky and wonderful entries is testament to how much the parents and children love the event.”
Marketing Manager, Paul Swalwell, added: “The event always attracts some fabulous designs and this year we saw a few pyrotechnics added for style. The race is a wonderful opportunity for pupils and their parents to work together and it is great to see their hard work pay off.”
To see more images of the race or to find out more about the school, visit the school’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/cundallmanor