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Plumpton Goblins 2017

Becca P, Friday 31st March, 2017

20 teams of incredibly enthusiastic and excited students descended on Plumpton College on Saturday 18th March for another successful event. Each team nominated six drivers to complete the drag and slalom races in the fastest times possible throughout the morning. After a quick break for lunch it was time for the teams to go head to head in the sprint heats, with the fastest from each heat going through to the semi-finals and eventually the final, which always gets the crowd shouting and cheering!

Throughout the day our judges were keeping an eager eye out for winners of the additional awards; forever a difficult task when all the teams put so much effort into their car design and team appearance!

Special thanks must go to all of our volunteers we had on the day, without whom the event would not have been possible. Massive thank you also to Plumpton College for allowing us to use their car park again and also for providing the catering, which never seemed short of a queue!


1st Slalom: St Mary’s School Clymping – Go-Cart-On

2nd Slalom: Parkside Primary School – Parkside Penguins

3rd Slalom: St Mary’s School Clymping – Juiced UP



1st Drag: Thomas A Becket Junior School – The TABinator

2nd Drag: Pennthorpe School – Pennthorpe 1

3rd Drag: St Mary’s School Clymping – Go-Cart-On



1st Sprint: Newick Primary - Newick Electron

2nd Sprint: Pennthorpe School - Pennthorpe 2

3rd Sprint: Cumnor House School – Bubble Trouble


Additional Awards:

Best Presented Team: Harlands Primary School

Best Bodywork: Blackwell Primary School – Blackwell Bob

Greenest Bodywork: Newick Primary – Newick Electron, Newick Proton

Spirit of Greenpower: The Towers Convent School – Turbo Towers

Portfolio Award: Cumnor House School – Bread Buggy, Bubble Trouble, Emoji Empire


Overall Winner: St Mary’s School Clymping – Go-Cart-On