When a team has waited nearly six years to use a particular chicken related pun involving a certain fast food outlet, you know that what follows, is due to the hard work and commitment of all the staff and students involved within this project.
Congratulations to Bromsgrove School’s ADT GP race team who in their Kitcar, The Chicken, at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Northampton at the World Finals, held on 6th and 7th October, became World Kitcar Champions.
The team and staff had set their sights high and were hoping not only to win, but were aiming to beat the track record for fastest terminal speed, fastest lap and furthest distance for the Rockingham track.
The team, consisting of Bromsgrove pupils from Years 9-12 arrived early and went straight to scrutineering, where the father of the former CEO for Greenpower and committed member of twenty years’ service within the foundation, made comment about the car looking professional and extremely well made…one of his favourite cars.
At 11.30am, the car went onto the grid, on the front row, in front of over fifty other Kitcars and next to the team’s closest rivals, Megazord, from Bristol Grammar School.
The team fulfilled their aims by setting a fastest terminal speed for the track of 29.0MPH which was nearly 2mph more than the current record. In heavy steel-framed cars, that is a huge difference. They also added fastest lap to the records, by beating the current lap record of 3m15s with a time of 3m3s and set the distance record for the track of 36.8 miles.
Steve Broadbent, Teacher of Design and Technology at Bromsgrove School, and for the purpose of this event, AKA the Colonel said “This was a great weekend of racing, and a real heart stopper at times, but we emerged as World Kitcar Champions and showed the rest of the series that they had better be checking those wing mirrors because a Chicken will soon be bearing down on the top ten F24 cars in the near future”. “Special thanks to: NSOptimum, Gorilla Glue UK, 4QD and BAL Aluminium for your continued efforts and support of our little race team. We couldn’t do it without you”.
Congratulations to the Team Members for a flawless weekend: Team Manager and driver Hamish Sutherland; drivers Polly Dakin, Aggie Warner and Noah Rogers; engineers and pit crew, Jeffery Soo, Luke Weller, Howard Goldstraw; Lead Engineer Mr Matthews; Senior team advisors and mascot wearer Will Edwards and Scarlett Bond.