Scalextric night excites at Sutton Bridge

Excitement builds at the race track in St Matthew's Church. Photo (Tim Wilson): SG220116-300TW
Excitement builds at the race track in St Matthew's Church. Photo (Tim Wilson): SG220116-300TW
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A Scalextric race night for young people proved so popular that the adults now want a go.

The venture that grew from the Rev David Oxtoby’s one-time hobby could also lead to a race club being formed at St Matthew’s Church, Sutton Bridge.

Stephanie Wheeler and Janet Hammond serve pizza. SG220116-302TW

Stephanie Wheeler and Janet Hammond serve pizza. SG220116-302TW

Mr Oxtoby said the deanery wanted a series of events for young people.

He said: “This idea of Scalextric racing came from a hobby I had a number of years ago, and since I still had some of the spare track and cars I decided this might make for a fun evening.

“I started to buy second hand track and cars from different places, and assemble the racing track at the back of the church, growing to the point where we now have a reasonably sized four lane race track with computer timing and lap counting, and a lot more cars.”

Friday’s event attracted a dozen young people, who were served pizza, and an adult event with a fish and chip supper is planned for February.

Nathaniel Flindall, James Watkin and Joshua Dean focus on the race. SG220116-315TW

Nathaniel Flindall, James Watkin and Joshua Dean focus on the race. SG220116-315TW

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