New Year racers compete in Sharlston Soap Box Derby

RACERS welcomed in the new year by whizzing though a village in their home-made go karts.

Around a dozen teams took to the streets for the fifth Sharlston Soap Box Derby yesterday (Tuesday).

Superman and the Hulk, aka Robert and Andrew Blanchard, compete in the fifth Sharlston Soap Box Derby on New Year's Day

Superman and the Hulk, aka Robert and Andrew Blanchard, compete in the fifth Sharlston Soap Box Derby on New Year's Day

The New Year’s Day event now attracts more than 1,000 spectators and raises cash for a village community fund, which supports local children.

Sharlston farmer Ian Bulmer and fellow racer Russell Kaye won first prize in the adult section.

And they donated their £100 winnings back to the community fund.