Kart drivers show no fear at annual soapbox derby

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Death defying go-kart drivers climbed into their machines and braved a sloping course and a dangerous-looking chicane bend in a bid to beat the clock at Monday’s annual Chacombe Soapbox Derby.

Ingeniously designed karts including a red baron aeroplane, a Thomas-the-tank engine, a giant shoe and a stripped -down version of the car from Herbie Goes Bananas braved the course three times in an attempt to set the best time at the event which saw villagers lining the street to cheer on their teams.

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