F24 Electric Car Street Race
Nine students from Selby High School, five drivers and four doing pit stop support, took part in the first ever electric car street race in Hull on Sunday 28th April. The school has been incredibly lucky to have been sponsored by Drax power station to purchase a F24 car which arrives in kit form and has to be built and the bodywork designed and made by students. Not only have the students done a fantastic job at building the car and getting it race ready in time for the street race, they have also done this in a very short period of time for such an undertaking. The kit car only arrived in school in the middle of February which means that they only had seven school weeks to get the car built and running. Amanda Lumb, a Vice Principal at the school and team leader for the project, says that she is incredibly proud of what the students involved in the project have achieved so far and that the students who attended the Hull race thoroughly enjoyed the amazing experience. The team were also thrilled to be classified 15th on their first outing at a race with the car, a real achievement by the team.