We had a day of tension and drama on the FCD stand at the Doncaster Showcase, Doncaster Racecourse.

We set visitors and exhibitors a challenge to get around the FCD track in the fastest time, with a prize of a bottle of bubbley to the winner, plus prizes for second and third places. All day, drivers of the FCD scalectrix cars have competed against each other, with early runners posting fast five lap times.

Then, around 2pm, Glen Galbraith and Stuart Crabb of Doncaster College turned up, posting times that took them to 1st and 2nd on the FCD podium. Many tried to topple Glen from pole position without success. But with just 20 minutes to go, up stepped Susan Thomas of JMS Doncaster. With Glen watching on, Susan posted a time of 12.65 seconds, putting Glen in to second place. Not to be outdone, and wanting to win the big bubbley bottle, Glen had one last go and on his very first attempt he re-took 1st place with a time of 11.7 seconds.

So the final FCD podium was Glen in 1st, Susan in 2nd and Stuart in 3rd. They received their bubbley bottles from FCD’s Mark Shipway. Well done everyone who took the challenge, hope to see you next time.

Our 90s Ford Focus zooming around the track