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Aerodynamic considerations are often overlooked when building a first racer, in favour of things that are easier to see and quantify. Teams will often spend much time and money on tyres, bearings and brakes and treat the shape of the bodywork as little more than aesthetics. Spoilers, wings, external cameras, etc, will be added because they "look cool" without any thought to the effect they will have on the cartie's overall drag. But physics says that aerodynamic drag is the most significant factor at speeds over about 20mph.
The Lanhydrock Dilly Cart Race has been postponed until Saturday 13th July because of the poor weather forecast for last weekend.
Booking essential so please contact Alice for an application pack (01208 265278) and enjoy building your dilly cart.
Trophies sponsored by Francis Thomas (Garden Machinery-sales-service-repair) 01208 851191 and Paul Jones. Plus medals for everyone that has a go. £5 per driver.
- Hope hubs with cartridge bearings
- harness seat belt
- cable disc on rear
- slick tyres
- battery horn
- a few spares, tyres pads,bearings,body panels, windscreen.
- test drive possible.
Raced at Catterline, Castle Forbes and Cairngorm.
The 2013 SCA Championship got off to an exciting start at the Border Bogie Challenge, with a new team and a novice driver taking maximum points for an early lead. Zara Lane drove the very impressive Woodworm cartie to an impressive third place overall, and pushed experienced racers Rich Thomas [Lola] and Steve Thomas [C12] very hard indeed.
The current joint champion 'Where's Me Spanners' could hardly have got off to a worse start to their title defence and crashed heavily on the their second run in sight of the finish line. Driver Dom Quinn was unharmed, but the cartie had to retire and will need some repairs before the next race in the series at the Hawksland Hill Run on 7th July.
Registration for the SCA Championship is free, and you can still register if you would like to join the fun. Just complete the online form and enter the events you want to compete in.
The current championship standings are;
|Pos||Team ||Border Bogies ||Total |
|1||Woodworm ||15 ||15|
|2||Team Rooket ||14||14|
|3||Nutty's Speed Shop ||13 ||13|
|4||Where's Me Spanners ||12||12|
Cartie racers across the country are gearing up for a big weekend, with three different races taking part on the bank holiday weekend.
All three races feature teams who are practicing for the Red Bull Soapbox Race in London later this year,and Border Bogies is also the first round of the SCA Championship.
Places are still available for the Penn House race - if you would like to take part then please contact the organisers.