KMF announces Stoke’s biggest ever kit car street race – and they’re calling on local businesses for support!

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Leading Stoke-on-Trent engineering firm KMF has announced exciting plans that they hope will revolutionise STEM engagement across Staffordshire.

After a decade of successfully running the Young Engineer of the Year (YEOTY) program with secondary schools, KMF is now embarking on a groundbreaking project to bring together secondary and primary schools. This initiative aims to foster collaboration, innovation, and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects among young students.

KMF have set the wheels in motion for Stoke’s biggest-ever kit car street race, set to be a spectacular event uniting over 1,000 children aged 10 to 14 years. The race will feature 25 secondary schools participating in the Greenpower F24 Cbrs category, while 50 primary schools will compete with their Greenpower Goblin Cars. Each team will comprise up to 12 pupils, bringing together young minds with a shared passion for engineering and innovation.

The inspiration for this project comes from the Greenpower Street Race held in Hull in 2019, which captivated audiences with its thrilling display of electric-powered kit cars. The event showcased the ingenuity and talent of young engineers, leaving a lasting impression on all who attended. To bring this spectacle to Stoke-on-Trent, KMF is seeking support from local businesses and key stakeholders in the community.

Councillor Jane Ashworth and Stoke Council have provided their backing to host the event around the prestigious Kings Hall, with plans to close the streets around Kings Hall on July 31, 2024. However, the success of this endeavour hinges upon the participation and commitment of local schools and business sponsors.

To kickstart this transformative project, KMF will be hosting a launch evening at Staffordshire University’s state-of-the-art Catalyst Building on July 5, 2023, at 6:30 PM. The event will provide detailed information on how schools and businesses can get involved in this incredible initiative. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the event, ask questions, and explore potential avenues for collaboration.

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This monumental gathering of young talents will make the forthcoming event the largest electric-powered kit car race ever witnessed in Stoke-on-Trent. The excitement will be further amplified by the presence of renowned television presenter Jason Bradbury, who will serve as the host for the day.

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