24th Aug, 2017

LOOK: Pedal Car Championships come to Solihull

Shaun Reynolds 7th Aug, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

DOZENS of man-powered vehicles echoed the sound of silence at Tudor Grange Park afternoon for the latest round of the British Pedal Car Championships.

The annual event saw drivers and mechanics travel from as far afield as Bristol and Bournemouth for the three races – lasting three hours, two hours and one hour respectively.

Each team tracked four drivers for the three separate races, with the aim being to post as many laps in the time allowed.

The Tudor Grange circuit challenged competitors with undulating hills, fast descents and complex corners.

Buckinghamshire-based Wing Racers pipped Apollo Racing from Rugby to the first prize as they won two out of the three races to cement their lead at the top of the championship.

Race organiser Dave Ralphs said: “It was a magnificent event and the drivers were challenged with the layout of the course.

“Pedal car racing is a nationwide sport and Sunday’s event epitomised the competitive yet friendly nature of racing in these unique vehicles.”

The series now takes a summer break before moving onto the Blackbushe Grand Prix in Surrey at the start of September.

Visit www.pedalcarracing.info for further information about the sport and upcoming events.

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