Market to host Scalextric event

Motorsport fans have been urged to head to Wakefield market on Saturday in order to test their skills on a huge Scalextric track.

The giant four-lane track will be set up around the market hall in the West Yorkshire city from 10am until 4pm.

Racing car fans will be able to test their motoring skills on the model car racing track, and there will be a number of prizes available.

The event is the market's first in the Saturdays are Special campaign, run by Wakefield Council.

Weekly events and specialist markets will be taking place at the Union Street site.

Wakefield Council cabinet member for regeneration, culture and sport Denise Jeffery, who has responsibility for the markets, said: "The Saturdays are Special campaign is not due to begin until April but the start of this year's Grand Prix season, with two British drivers in with a good chance of winning the championship, was too good an opportunity to let pass.

"Many people have a passion for driving and while we are all not fortunate enough to be able to drive a Grand Prix car, this could be the next best thing. We hope to see plenty of visitors wanting to test their Scalextric skills in the race for the chequered flag."

The event will be fully staffed throughout and is free to enter. There will be prizes for the fastest laps.

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