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Families take to the tracks at Wallsend Parks for the first ever 'Wallsend Wacky Races'. Picture by Paul Harwood.

Families take to the tracks at Wallsend Parks for the first ever 'Wallsend Wacky Races'. Picture by Paul Harwood.

Families, friends and colleagues took to the tracks for the first ever ‘Wallsend Wacky Races’.

Working in partnership with House of Objects, the event at Wallsend Parks saw groups build race worthy bogie karts to race for a top prize then take them home.

Eight teams competed in the event, including Sustrans volunteers and North Tyneside’s Young Mayor Allen Oghene.

The race track was also open for teams to bring along their own home-made bogie kart, and race teams included ‘The Lean Green Bogey Machine’ and ‘Acting Shoe Size’.

Knockout races concluded with a close final between the Young Mayor’s team and a family from Newcastle.

The event was also supported by Dynamix raceway, who set up a large professional radio controlled car track in the park, to give members of the public the chance to see and have a go at some very fast racing.

 

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