The winner of the first PlasmaCar Race is flagged at the fundraiser for United Way at UVic on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Travis Paterson/News Staff

The winner of the first PlasmaCar Race is flagged at the fundraiser for United Way at UVic on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Travis Paterson/News Staff

VIDEO: UVic staffers dressed and ready for PlasmaCar Races

Nothing beats adults racing toddler-sized PlasmaCars, all for a good cause

Every year staff from various University of Victoria departments face off in the annual Plasma Car races, a fundraiser for the United Way.

This year’s event was on Tuesday.

Instead of going for lunch, participating staff form teams of four and do their best to shimmy, shift and steer the self-propelled toy vehicles (designed for toddlers) around the indoor course. They end up turning the Student Union Building’s Michèle Pujol Room into a lunch-hour rumpus room.

Winners take the Hubcap Trophy.

Cliff LeQuesne of 100.3 The Q FM has emceed the event for eighth of its 10 years.

 

Jennifer Wong, right, pushes Ceremony Crushers teammate Mira Cvitanovic (seated) to start their PlasmaCar Race at the fundraiser for United Way at UVic on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Jennifer Wong, right, pushes Ceremony Crushers teammate Mira Cvitanovic (seated) to start their PlasmaCar Race at the fundraiser for United Way at UVic on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Travis Paterson/News Staff

The PlasmaCars are ready to race at the fundraiser for United Way at UVic on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Travis Paterson/News Staff

The PlasmaCars are ready to race at the fundraiser for United Way at UVic on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Travis Paterson/News Staff

The costumes were out in full force at UVic on Tuesday for the United Way PlasmaCar Race fundraiser.                                Travis Paterson/News Staff

The costumes were out in full force at UVic on Tuesday for the United Way PlasmaCar Race fundraiser. Travis Paterson/News Staff