On Sunday the 22ND of March Point England Primary entered the Soap Box Derby competition at the Stone Fields. It was totally awesome!! There were lots of other schools that were competing to get into the Regional racing competition of New Zealand. We came 2nd overall and now have qualified for the regionals. If we win this we could go to AMERICA!!
Our first race was against Sacred Heart College,our first driver was Cruz Ona Sue. He won by at least a few meters (even though they are a college!!) Our top sponsor was KORKOR it is a digital two way Radio. They gave us these high quality radios that were just like Walkie- Talkies which was pretty cool - compared to other schools we looked very flash with our two way radios, they even gave us a Sausage Sizzle. It was absolutely DELICIOUS- because it had Onions and cheese and sauce and.....well you get the idea!! It was also for all our supporters like our families and friends.
I was part of the pit crew,in the pit crew you do some final touches on the car and you transport the car to places. It was pretty tiring but it was worth it because we got an award..... Our drivers were Tevita F, Shontal S,Cruz S,Jacob L and Nathaneil T.
All of our drivers did really well they all had a great time. We had won 13 out of 14 races which is pretty good. After we had finished all the races it was time to have the awards. We picked up FOUR trophies. They were for:
1. Runners up for the fastest race
2. Best designed car
3. Best pit crew
4. Fastest driver - Jacob
We need to say thank you to Mr Jacobsen, Mr Molloy, our parents and supporters, the entire PES driving team and of course our top sponsor Korkor!! You are all fantastic people! Im looking forward to the North Shore Regionals!!
Come along and support us in about two weeks time(April the 6th).