Latest Soapbox Racing News
Here's a driver's eye view of the course for Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme - positively mouth watering! News about how to enter is expected later this month, so keep an eye on the Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme web site.
Entries are now open for the 2009 Catterline Cartie Challenge. The maximum number of teams has been increased to 30, and 13 teams have taken advantage of the "early bird" entries made available for last years competitors from the start of January, meaning there are just 17 places left! Last year, all the places were filled before the end of February, so make sure you get your entries in soon to avoid disappointment. Entry forms and rules are available from here.
For a taster of what's in store, check out the video below.
...and then two come along at once!
Hot on the heels of the announcement of Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme is the news that another new soapbox race is to be added to the UK calendar, and this one is in Scotland too. "Border Bogie Race" will be held on 23rd May in Denholm in the Scottish Borders. The course is approximately 2/3rds of a mile in length, and is "quite a good gradient ... 30 to 40 mph stuff". You can see a video of it here (also embedded below).
More details soon.
Extreme gravity racing on the longest and most testing course in Britain.
Practice runs, timed qualifying, group races and finals spread over two days.
Hair pin bends, sweeping curves and gun barrel straights.
Set in the heart of Scotland - the stunning Cairngorms National Park.
The ultimate test of soapbox and driver.
25th & 26th July 2009.
See soapboxracing.co.uk for further details.
25th and 26th July 2009 have been
set as the provisional confirmed as the dates for the newest addition to the UK Soapbox Racing Calendar - Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme.
This new event aims to be a spectacular showcase of the very best in soapbox racing. It will be held over two days and will include practice runs, timed qualifying, and head to head racing in group races and finals. The course is two miles long and, with an average gradient of 1 in 14, is likely to see competitors reaching speeds in excess of 50 mph.
For more details, including draft rules and a detailed map of the course, see soapboxracing.co.uk. Entries open in February, but you can pre-register now to be emailed as soon as the sign up forms go online.