Two chariots for Saturday’s Chariot Races were brought to Southeast High School on Tuesday afternoon. Students took turns practicing for the relay race, which is a part of the School Bus Races event at Humboldt Speedway.
The chariot races are a new event this year and puts teams of 8 students against each other. Two kids pull two who are sitting 1/4 of the way around the track, then they switch places. The chariot is pulled to the halfway mark, where those 4 leave the track and the next group of 4 kids takes over. Again, 2 pull 2 riders 1/4 of the way, then switch at the 3/4 mark.