Young drivers prepare for Goodwood electric race

A young Seaford driver at the wheel
A young Seaford driver at the wheel

YOUNG drivers from Dorset House School and Seaford College are revving up for the national finals of the Greenpower electric car races which will take place on the Goodwood Motor Circuit on Sunday (October 14).

There will be 75 cars lining up for the race now in its 14th year.

It will be the culmination of this year’s challenge where more than 500 schools and teams across the country, design and build their own cars and race through heats to make it to the prestigious national event.

An audience of 10,000 is expected to watch the four hour endurance races on the famous track.

Seaford College, who were national champions in 2007 and 2008 will be lining up with Diablo, their carbon fibre car with its 14 speed gear box. The five young drivers and pit crew will be under the watchful eye of the school’s head of design and technology, David Shaw.

Dorset House, taking part in their second final, are pinning their hopes on DH Vi-Power, built by the young engineers with the help of diesel and hydraulics engineer Reg Wellstead.

Vi_Power will have five young drivers with four more Dorset House School young engineers taking charge in the pits.

For more about the National Finals races and a chance to win a ride in a helicopter see page 52.