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Harrogate Soapbox Derby, Yorkshire

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - June 14, 2016 - 00:05
Start: Sunday 7th August 2016 End: Sunday 7th August 2016 See https://www.facebook.com/harrogatesoapboxderby/ and https://mydonate.bt.com/events/soapboxderby2016 for details.

Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge, York

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - June 13, 2016 - 23:59
Start: Sunday 28th August 2016 End: Sunday 28th August 2016

The Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge is a hilarious go-cart race down York's Finest Street.

On Sunday 28th August 2016 (the August Bank Holiday) fifty teams from all over Britain will be racing their home made soapbox carts down the steep cobbles street of Micklegate, from the Bar to the River Ouse.

Full details at http://www.micklegaterun.co.uk/

Soapbox Brake Force and Gradients

Scottish Cartie Association - June 13, 2016 - 21:53

The vast majority of soapbox rules contain a requirement that all carties have effective brakes, and many specify a minimum force that they must be able to hold. This is commonly 50 KgF. The wording is typically "The brakes must be capable of holding the vehicle on a dry horizontal road surface, when laden with driver and any ballast, against a horizontal load of 50KgF exerted on the front towing eye.".

This has been adequate for most of the races up until now, but with racers and race organisers now increasingly looking for steeper, twistier and more challenging courses, the "50Kg static brake test" needs to be reviewed.

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Soapbox Brake Force and Gradients

Scottish Carties - June 13, 2016 - 21:53

The vast majority of soapbox rules contain a requirement that all carties have effective brakes, and many specify a minimum force that they must be able to hold. This is commonly 50 KgF. The wording is typically "The brakes must be capable of holding the vehicle on a dry horizontal road surface, when laden with driver and any ballast, against a horizontal load of 50KgF exerted on the front towing eye.".

This has been adequate for most of the races up until now, but with racers and race organisers now increasingly looking for steeper, twistier and more challenging courses, the "50Kg static brake test" needs to be reviewed.

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Haverfordwest Grand National Soapbox Derby

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - June 13, 2016 - 20:32
Start: Saturday 30th July 2016 End: Saturday 30th July 2016

Harfat soapbox race is go! Taking place this summer on 30th July it will be a fun family afternoon on a closed course with the emphasis on having fun.

See https://www.facebook.com/Haverfordwestsoapbox for details.

Haverfordwest Grand National Soapbox Derby

Scottish Cartie Association - June 13, 2016 - 20:32
Start: Saturday 30th July 2016 End: Saturday 30th July 2016

Harfat soapbox race is go! Taking place this summer on 30th July it will be a fun family afternoon on a closed course with the emphasis on having fun.

See https://www.facebook.com/Haverfordwestsoapbox for details.

Derby days are here as Marble Falls Soapbox Classic gets ready to roll - The Picayune

"soapox racing uk" on Google - June 13, 2016 - 20:13

The Picayune

Derby days are here as Marble Falls Soapbox Classic gets ready to roll
The Picayune
... not to bother trying out. Even as a highly-regarded Spartan Race professio. ... The seventh annual Marble Falls Soapbox Classic is June 17-19 along Third Street in downtown. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton ... The June 17-19 event pits adult soapbox ...

Brockweir Soapbox Derby, Gloucestershire

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - June 13, 2016 - 19:55
Start: Saturday 17th September 2016 End: Saturday 17th September 2016

Local legends tell of many intrepid pioneers risking all in the descent of Mill Hill in a variety of home built contraptions. 2016 sees all that go official in "Brake for the Border ", a daring dash off the last hill in England towards the River Wye and the Welsh land of dragons!

Full details at http://www.brockweirsoapboxderby.co.uk

Hawksland Bogie Race

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - June 13, 2016 - 19:29
Start: Sunday 10th July 2016

 

Details at https://www.facebook.com/hawksland.bogierace

Brechin "Halloween in the City" Cartie Race

UK Soapbox Race Calendar Feed - June 13, 2016 - 19:17
Start: Saturday 29th October 2016 End: Saturday 29th October 2016

 

 

Scotland's biggest gravity race returns for another day of Hallowee themed fun.

Full details at https://www.facebook.com/BrechinHalloween

Entry forms at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tivtepe4uh1vf79/AABQsnTQ-PbYG7KjCOX2hDGOa?dl=0

 

 

Brechin "Halloween in the City" Cartie Race

Scottish Cartie Association - June 13, 2016 - 19:17
Start: Saturday 29th October 2016 End: Saturday 29th October 2016

 

 

Scotland's biggest gravity race returns for another day of Hallowee themed fun.

Full details at https://www.facebook.com/BrechinHalloween

Entry forms at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tivtepe4uh1vf79/AABQsnTQ-PbYG7KjCOX2hDGOa?dl=0

 

 

How Many UK Gravity Races Will You Be Entering This Year?

Scottish Cartie Association - June 13, 2016 - 13:50
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Brave Alex's big race with dad at the derby - Bucks Herald

"soapox racing uk" on Google - June 13, 2016 - 09:48

Bucks Herald

Brave Alex's big race with dad at the derby
Bucks Herald
Alex Novakovic is currently receiving chemotherapy treatment for bone cancer, but as a welcome diversion he and his father Rad have been designing, tweaking and testing their very own racing machine, to take part in the Aylesbury Town Council Soapbox ...

60th Annual Bucks County Soap Box Derby Takes To Woodbourne Road - LevittownNow.com

"soapox racing uk" on Google - June 12, 2016 - 18:43

LevittownNow.com

60th Annual Bucks County Soap Box Derby Takes To Woodbourne Road
LevittownNow.com
Bucks County Soap Box Derby Director Kim McCauley is in her fifth year in charge of the event, although she has been involved since 1999. Being involved long-term with the soap box races is a common thread with families who have younger children racing ...
Soap Box Derby hits the Streets of BilltownPA home page

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Sunday picks: Legendary Mel Brooks screens 'Saddles' - Chicago Daily Herald

"soapox racing uk" on Google - June 12, 2016 - 12:19

Chicago Daily Herald

Sunday picks: Legendary Mel Brooks screens 'Saddles'
Chicago Daily Herald
Other highlights include the formation of a human flag, soapbox derby races, raffles, music performances by the Batavia Community Band and an All Things Batavia Red/White/Blue Market. Free. bataviaflagday.com. 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 12 ...

Soap Box Derby hits the Streets of Billtown - PA home page

"soapox racing uk" on Google - June 12, 2016 - 01:39

PA home page

Soap Box Derby hits the Streets of Billtown
PA home page
WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) More than 80-years, families across the country have come together to build homemade race cars in a quest for glory. This weekend that tradition continues in Lycoming County. Eyewitness News ...

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June 11: Happenings, Meetings Listed - SurfKY News (registration) (blog)

"soapox racing uk" on Google - June 11, 2016 - 13:05

June 11: Happenings, Meetings Listed
SurfKY News (registration) (blog)
Pennyrile Soapbox Race Derby will take place Saturday, June 11, beginning at 9 a.m., Baldwin Drive, Madisonville. ... Auto Racing at Western Kentucky Motor Speedway will take place Saturday, June 11, 7-9 p.m., 1245 Happy Lane, Madisonville. • Wesley ...

Weekend picks: Say goodbye to Garrison Keillor - Chicago Daily Herald

"soapox racing uk" on Google - June 11, 2016 - 12:20

Chicago Daily Herald

Weekend picks: Say goodbye to Garrison Keillor
Chicago Daily Herald
Other highlights include the formation of a human flag, soapbox derby races, raffles, music performances by the Batavia Community Band and an All Things Batavia Red/White/Blue Market. Free. bataviaflagday.com. 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 12 ...

Weekend picks: Get the blues at Chicago fest - Chicago Daily Herald

"soapox racing uk" on Google - June 10, 2016 - 10:44

Chicago Daily Herald

Weekend picks: Get the blues at Chicago fest
Chicago Daily Herald
Enjoy ice cream sundaes and play old-fashioned games at the Batavia Ice Cream Social, during Batavia Flag Day, at the Batavia Riverwalk, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia. Other highlights include the formation of a human flag, soapbox derby races, raffles, ...

​Duxford News: Time to prepare for The Duxford Soapbox Derby - Cambridge News

"soapox racing uk" on Google - June 10, 2016 - 09:02

​Duxford News: Time to prepare for The Duxford Soapbox Derby
Cambridge News
It happens on Sunday 4 September but that's not the whole story. Make sure the whole weekend is free and the other key dates are in the diary: FRIDAY 2 SEPTEMBER – for Comedy Night at the Plough and SATURDAY 3 SEPTEMBER for Roulette Night at ...

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