Latest Soapbox Racing News

New Gravity Racing Association in Lincolnshire

LGRA LogoA new group has been formed to "encourage and organise gravity racing events in and around the city of Lincoln". The Lincoln Gravity Racing Association are planning to races for 2014 - the Lincoln Gravity Bike Festival in May and the Normanby Rise Gravity Race in September.

Details are sketchy at the moment, and the dates are not yet confirmed. For further information, contact them via their facebook page.

Meanwhile, another new event has been confirmed at Coleby near Lincoln. Details for this are sparse too, except that it will be run over the weekend of 21st and 22nd June 2014. A web site is promised soon.

 

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Halloween Cartie Race, Brechin, Angus

Saturday 19th October 2013
Saturday 19th October 2013

SCA Championship Points Available

Brechin Halloween Cartie Race

Brechin Cartie RaceBack for a second year, and with a new extended course twice the length of last years.

SCA Championship points available.

Full details on the Brechin Halloween Facebook page. Cartie Race forms  available online at links below:

Forms also available at Bruce Brymers butcher on St Davids Street or Print Matters on Swan Street.

All entry forms must be submitted by 27th September 2013.

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Two Days = Too Much?

Soapbox Survey

 What type of race do you prefer?

Click here to let us know.

Back in 2009, the SCA ran the first two day soapbox cartie race in the UK at Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme. This was to make the event more attractive to teams travelling a long way and maximise the amount of racing we could get, since access to the mountain was limited. Since then, the Dalby Forest Soapbox Derby has been the only other event to have been successfully run over two days.

Cairngorm and Dalby both finished in 2012. Two more two day races were planned for 2013; Annandale and Drumlanrig, but they were both cancelled. The main reason stated for Annandale's cancellation was insufficient entries, and although entry numbers were not a factor in the cancellation of Drumlanrig it had only had about a dozen entries when the plug was pulled. Meanwhile, one day races such as Richards Castle and Worlaby continue to attract a large numbers of entries despite both being run on the same day.

So are two day races the way forward, or do people prefer one day events? We've created a short survey to see what type of soapbox race people prefer. If you have a couple of minutes spare we'd appreciate it if you could complete it and let us know what type of races you would like to see being organised.

To take the survey, please click here.

 

 

Potential New Soap Box Race in Shropshire

Clee Hill Soap Box

Drumlanrig Gravity Grand Prix Cancelled

We are bitterly disappointed to learn that the Scottish Autofest at Drumlanrig Castle planned for the end of this month has been cancelled, and consequently the Gravity Grand Prix will now not be going ahead. 

All Gravity Grand Prix entry fees have been refunded in full.

The next (and final) race in the 2013 SCA Championship will now be the Brechin Halloween Cartie Race on 19th October.