Go-Kart Fever Returns to Cundall

4th June 2019

Over 30 daredevil pupils from a local North Yorkshire school provided some high octane entertainment for a large crowd of friends and family as the annual Cundall Go-Kart Race returned to the leading school.

Hundreds of spectators watched under beautiful blue skies as the 26 homemade Go-Karts provide speed, theatre and some spectacular but safe crashes at Cundall Manor School last Friday (24 May). This year saw friends Hugo and Henry, retain the top spot on the podium for a second year running following a morning of fun and heart-stoppingly mad-cap racing.

The North Yorkshire school, based between Ripon and Thirsk, has held the event for well over a decade and this year saw a range of innovative entries from its pupils including a modified wheelie bin, several smoke expelling entries and many more fantastically unique designs.

The winning entry came in the form of a crowd-pleasing theatrical adaptation which tackled the hill route posting a blistering time of 9.57 secs. The winner faced tough competition from runners up Noah and Andrew who posted superb times of 9.75 secs and 10.00 secs respectively.

Joint Head, Amanda Kirby, said: “The event is now a piece of our school’s unique tradition. We always look forward to the race and it is a great way to bring the Cundall community together and have some fun.”

Hundreds of parents, friends and family, cheered on the competitors as they descended the hill with a varying degree of success.

Marketing Manager, Paul Swalwell, added: “The event always attracts some fabulous designs and this year was no exception. Many of our pupils and their parents have been working on this for over half a year and it is wonderful to see their hard work pay off with such a fun event.”

“A huge well done to all our pupils and parents who helped make the day so entertaining and special.”

To find out more about the Go-Kart race, visit the school’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/cundallmanor or visit the school’s website, www.cundallmanorschool.com