Rotary Club of Havant

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Havant Rotary Scalextric Challenge Wows Emsworth Show Visitors

The Havant Rotary Scalextric Challenge was taken up by close to 100 budding Formula One drivers at the Emsworth Show on Bank Holiday Monday 29 August.

Racing around a large Scalextric figure 8 track, two competitors at a time pitched their reflexes and driving skills to be crowned champion on the day. Junior and senior competitions were ran and won by 9 year old Dylan Houghton and David Pitney with times of 5.0 and 5.6 seconds.

Each racer was allowed a practice lap followed by 10 race timed laps and their fastest time recorded. A £2.00pp entry fee was charged with all profit going to charity.

Race Director Trevor Nightingale says “We had a really tight fight in both classes and plenty of healthy competition between parents and families. The winners’ times were truly remarkable”.

The annual Emsworth Show is one of the largest social events in the Havant Rotary area and provides a great platform for members to meet with thousands of local residents, talk about the club’s work in the local community and internationally together with our very varied social and sporting programmes. A video was also shown throughout. Those interested in more details with a view to joining are being invited to an informal wine and canapes event in October. Full details are available from Rotarian Trevor Nightingale on M.07469 248988 or email

Posted on Wed, 26/10/2016 - 16:45