Issued: May 16, 2016
Karting team reaches championships final
Debden Park High School's Karting Team have reached the final of the British Schools Karting Championships after success in the regional heat at Buckmore Park, Kent.
The team - sponsored by Super Green Racing, Duncan Phillips, Waltham Abbey, and the school's PTA - will race in the final at Whitton Mill, Northampton, on July 9.
The Debden Park teams were placed first and third out of 18 teams.
The star of the day was Luke Zabbar who was placed first in both races.
Anthony Hughes, Director of Year 7, 8 and Transition at Debden Park High School, said: "It was a great day for all concerned. The boys were fantastic in all races and gained on average five positions above their starting spot on all races.
"The students had been working hard for this day and attended only three practice sessions at the track to prepare themselves for the track and the challenges it has to offer."
He added: "The simple aim we gave the boys was to maintain their position on the track at each race and improve it if they could. We got far more than we asked for. They were sensational.
"Mr Blythe (Leon Blythe, Director of Year 10 and PE teacher) and I could not ask for more from the students. They maintained the pace in each race, ensured they followed the rules so they wouldn't be penalised in any way and the strategy paid off."
Debden Park High School and the parents are grateful for all the support and sponsorship that Howard Green, Duncan Phillips and Super Green Racing have given to the students.
Racer Ben Green coached the boys one evening to ensure they understood how to read any track they are faced with.
The Super Green Racing Team was on Sun Street in Waltham Abbey for the 'Keep it Local' May Day Fair which attracted great interest from youngsters wanting to learn to kart and see the progress of a driver from karting to cars.
The Debden Park High School team members are:
Supergreen A - Robbie Davidson, Jordan Ismail and Archie Lapidge.
Supergreen B - Luke Zabbar, Craig Kitts and James Struckmyer.