Tool suppliers Silverline Tools hosted this year’s Silverline Power Tool Drag Racing Championships at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton.
Toolstation’s ‘Bolt Lightning’, was the winner. The machine was powered by a petrol disc cutter and featured a fly-by-wire electric throttle similar to the one in Jenson Button’s Mclaren F1 car. Bolt Lightening reached speeds of well over 40mph. Toolstation will donate the winner’s cheque for £1,250 to Bridgwater charity bibic.
Beaten into third place was the team from the Royal Navy engineers and TV’s The Gadget Show, which raced in a chainsaw powered luge.
Other competitors used a chainsaw driven bicycle, a dragster with a moto-bike modified engine which was powered by stone cutting saws and an electric scooter from Triton, powered by a 235mm Circular Saw.