Once in a lifetime chance for Alex
ALEX Quinn, an 11-year-old student at Sir James Smith School in Camelford, will shortly be travelling to the Bahamas Speed Week Revival.
Along with 17 other karters, Alex, from Otterham, is preparing for the trip of a lifetime as the Formula One management backed Championship and the Bahamas Speed Week Revival get ready to showcase karting to the people of the Caribbean.
The very first World Karting Championship may have been held in Nassau, capital city of the Bahamas, in 1959, but there is no karting industry to speak of in the renowned tourist and holiday destination.
However, with an action packed trip full of racing, demonstrations and work with local schools, Formula Kart Stars are hoping to change that.
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The drivers plus their mechanics hope to bring the kind of excitement and professionalism associated with the pinnacle of British karting to a completely new audience.
Alex received notification of this prize as a result of his seventh place finish in the British Championship and excitement started with preparing his kart for transportation by seafreight.
He is very grateful to D S Smith Packaging, Launceston, for supplying a crate at extremely short notice.
Alex will be taking leave from Sir James Smith School, but he hopes that on his return to the UK that he and his school will continue to stay in touch with his 'adopted' Bahamian school.