Photos: Boy wins Scalextric World Championship in Goring

Winner Vlad Howe receiving his medal, t-shirt and Scalextric set from Worthing HO Racing's Mike McCann SUS-151220-180742001
Winner Vlad Howe receiving his medal, t-shirt and Scalextric set from Worthing HO Racing's Mike McCann SUS-151220-180742001

A schoolboy was crowned the winner of the Scalextric World Championship in Goring.

Vlad Howe, of Goring, set the fastest time of the day at the toy car racing event at English Martyrs Church Hall, Goring-by-Sea, on Saturday (December 19), closely followed by Worthing father and son John and Alex Ferrigno.

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Racing on the World Championship track SUS-151220-180731001

Some 100 people attended.

Worthing HO Racing club secretary and event organiser Andy Player said: “Vlad’s winning time was impressive as he was up against plenty of seasoned Scalextric racers.

“It really was a day when youth triumphed over experience.”

The club also showcased their Scalextric digital system on a second, larger track which featured overtaking, pit stops and refuelling.

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Racing on the big Scalextric digital track SUS-151220-180720001

Dozens of people took part in races on the big track during the day.

Vlad’s father said “We really enjoyed the Scalextric digital. I’ve got boxes of Scalextric in the loft. Maybe it’s time to get it down”.

Some 200 fans attended the final rounds of the Scalextric World Championship held in Goring and Harlow on Saturday.

Racers of all ages and experience tried their luck, but no-one could beat the best time of 2015 - 24.493 seconds for a ten-lap race set by 14-year-old Ted Trim from in Essex, set at the August round in Harlow.

Battle-scarred World Championship cars after the racing finished SUS-151220-180622001

Battle-scarred World Championship cars after the racing finished SUS-151220-180622001

Vlad’s time was 32.537 seconds with a Maserati Trofeo car.

John and Alex’s were 33.047 and 33.927 seconds respectively.

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Preparing for action on the World Championship track SUS-151220-180804001

Preparing for action on the World Championship track SUS-151220-180804001

Winner of the 2015 Scalextric World Championship Worthing round, Vlad Howe SUS-151220-180658001

Winner of the 2015 Scalextric World Championship Worthing round, Vlad Howe SUS-151220-180658001

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Racing on the World Championship track SUS-151220-180753001