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Border Bogies - Unofficial Results

MIRA Lindley SpecialBest Aggregate Time (Adults) : Slammer Mk III

Fastest Time of the Day : MIRA Lindley Special

Best Aggregate Time (Juniors) : Haggis Hunters

Best Engineered : Slammer Mk III

Team Tunbridge's 'MIRA Lindley Special' (pictured right) was easily the fastest cartie there, and a good 4 or 5 seconds quicker than its closest rivals, Slammer Mk III and Flying Ferret. However, it proved the old racing maxim "If you want to finish first, first you must finish", as its overall time was wrecked on the second run when it spun off into the bales just yards from the finish line.

Fortunately, for all the data geeks amongst us, there was a state of the art datalogger on board to record in minute detail the events leading up to its exit from the track, and driver Charles Armstrong-Wilson has written a really interesting piece to explain it in detail. It's got graphs and everything.



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Cartie Testing at Durris

With Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme just two months away, several teams gathered at Durris for a spot of pre-race testing yesterday. Chris Harvey was there to report on the action for STV, and you can see the result on the STV News tonight at 6.15pm.

The testing proved very useful, and with some carties clocking 50mph in places, the high speed "shakedown" revealed some issues that are not always apparent at lower speeds.



Gravity Racing Technical Build Advice Day

Wednesday 24th June 2009
Wednesday 24th June 2009

Loughborough College are hosting technical advice day for soapbox racers on June 24th 2009. David Ackroyd of Formula Gravity and Gadget Show fame, will be delivering a lecture on how to build a gravity racer and at the end of the day a charity fund raiser involving contestents driving a gravity racer round a short obstacle course. Gravity racing enthusiasts more than welcome to bring their cars to display and plenty of opportunities all day to chat with fellow enthusiasts.

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"Scottish Cartie Association" is Born

"Grampian Carties", which started out as just a web site to help promote cartie racing, has changed. A meeting was held last month at which is was agreed to form the "Scottish Cartie Association" to "support and advance the sport of Soapbox Cartie Racing in Scotland", and rather than build a new site we decided to re-brand the existing site.

Kirkton of Skene Cartie Race

Kirkton of Skene CartiesKirkton of Skene Cartie Race has been going for 7 years. It is a part of the village gala, which raises money for local facilities such as the village hall. The cartie race involves all the family, with adults pushing and children steering. This is all done on the local football pitch where basic carties are made a month prior to the race, for the kids to then take away and decorate. Prizes are awarded to the winners, including best dressed cartie, best  dressed team, and winners of the races.

More details here, or contact Kenny Freeman on (01224) 742804.

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