Carre’s Grammar School student Samuel Wade is ‘on track’ for success with his original design for a karting aid.
Samuel, who turned 19 on Sunday, has been a keen kart racer for many years and he came up with an innovative trolley to enable him to more easily load and unload his transport trailer with the kart.
His clever design also allows him to use the aid to help him service the kart on race days while in the pits.
To achieve the perfect finish on his design he was indebted to Kevin Mascot of Caythorpe-based firm Mascot Powder Coating, who provided the powder coating which enabled him to get the high quality, professional finish he was looking for.
The unique aspect of Samuel’s product is that it requires only one person to load and unload a kart onto it for servicing at track days as well as assisting in loading the kart to the transportation trailer.
The Year 13 student, who designed and manufactured his karting aid as part of his course work in product design - resistant materials, is investigating the commercial opportunities for the product and has already had great feedback from other karting associates.
n Carre’s Grammar School recently presented a cheque for £1,000 to Hope for Justice, a charity which is dedicated to ending slavery across the world.
The money was raised through the school’s annual sponsored walk.