Slot car racing sets the speeds

PETROL-heads were treated to an extravaganza of car-related activities as a taste of the World Rally Championship visited Ipswich.Wannabe rally drivers had the opportunity to sample the thrills and spills of the World RallyChampionship in a full size Ford Focus rally simulator.

PETROL-heads were treated to an extravaganza of car-related activities as a taste of the World Rally Championship visited Ipswich.

Wannabe rally drivers had the opportunity to sample the thrills and spills of the World Rally

Championship in a full size Ford Focus rally simulator. Other challenges included a WRC-themed computer console game, a national scalextric challenge and visitors were also able to road test the range of Ford Focus'.

For the colour-conscious car buyer, a color me beautiful consultant, was on hand to recommend what colour car suited people best.


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The event was hosted by Ford dealer John Gross at its site on Ransomes Europark on Saturday.

More than 50 people tested the new scalextric sport advanced track system, which has been specially designed for faster racing.

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Those brave enough, pitted their driving skills against one another in a bid to record the quickest time around the 10-lap circuit.

The four fastest drivers from across the UK will then battle it out in a grand final to be held during the Rally of Great Britain in Cardiff.

Matt Steel, who was overseeing the scalextric challenge, said: "It has proved very popular.

"Men, woman and children are all having a go and we have seen some very quick speeds."

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