Latest Soapbox Racing News
News has reached us of the latest soapbox race to be added to the UK soapbox racing calendar. Dalby Forest, near Pickering in North Yorkshire, has been the venue for street luge events in the past but will be playing host to soapbox carties for the first time at the end of 28th & 29th August 2010. The soapbox race will be held over two days, with time trials on Saturday 28th and head to head racing on Sunday 29th.
The course is one mile of fast bends, and speeds in excess of 50mph are expected.
Entries are limited to 20 teams, first come first served. See here for further details, including a video of the course.
Scottish Carties will be organising an annual championship competition in 2010 to run across the main soapbox events in Scotland. The objective is to add fun and excitement for the growing number of gravity racers who travel across the country. Registered teams will be awarded points for their position in the participating events, and the team with the greatest number of points after the last event will be crowned as the SCA Champion.
Participating events already confirmed are;
The full rules and regs are available on our downloads page. Check back soon for registration details.
We are also looking for more events to add to the calendar, or potential venues where we could race. If you know of an event that would be interested in hosting an SCA Championship round or a hill that is crying out for a cartie race, please do get in touch.
One of the most common questions we are asked is "how fast do your carties go". With our new acquisition, we will now be able to give a definitive answer. The Bushnell Velocity Speed Gun is accurate to +/- 1mph and will measure speeds up to 200mph, which should be more than enough to measure even the fastest carties at Cairngorm.