Looking for the edge in scrapheap challenge race

Harry Dudley works on one of the racers

Harry Dudley works on one of the racers

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WACKY racers are spending their week building scrap box racers ahead of tomorrow’s big race.

The Trax Scrapheap Challenge at Red Barn Farm in Woodstock Road, Oxford, sees groups of young people build go-kart type racers from scrap material and compete to see who can build the best and fastest machine.

Thirteen-year-old Harry Dudley said: “I do a lot of this sort of thing. I like building things like that and it has been really good fun, I like it a lot.

“I’ve done this twice before in the school holidays but there are also some people here who haven’t done it before, so it’s good to get them involved too.

“Hopefully we can win the final race. I am really looking forward to racing it.

“There are lots of different levels you get graded on, such as how you build it.

“That makes it even more fun because it’s not just the racing that’s the fun part but the planning as well.”

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