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Entries Open for Brechin's Halloween Cartie Race

 

Brechin Halloween Cartie Race

 

Entries are now open for the 2014 Brechin Halloween Cartie Race. This is your only chance for real city street racing in front of thousands of spectators. 

The event has been running since 2011 and now regularly attracts a large field of entries from across the UK. The extended 900m course proved popular last year and will be retained, along with the exciting corner which saw several carties inspecting the bales in the treacherous damp conditions.

The race is on Sunday 18th October, but the closing date for entries is 27th of September.

Entry forms and rules can be downloaded from here.

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Cartie Design – taking things too far!

by bigmac

Duncan McIntosh Trailers CartieThere was a lot of interest in the Duncan McIntosh Trailers Cartie at the Brechin race so I thought I’d share a few of the technical details. Having never raced, or even been to, an actual cartie race before I started to design from a clean sheet of paper. Maybe this was an advantage or maybe just naïve, we will see when it is tested at longer more demanding races.

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SCA Bandit Wins at Brechin

Brechin Cartie RaceThe SCA Bandit, driven by Stephen Hall, beat off strong opposition from Team Rooket and Tickettyboo 2 to win the Senior Pro tropy at the first Brechin Halloween Cartie Race last Saturday.

There was a unexpected snow fall on the Friday might which caused some of the competitors to wonder if they should be fitting skis to their cartie, but it all cleared in time and the event went ahead without a hitch. The crowds grew throughout the morning to watch the practice runs, and Team Rooket at Brechin Cartiesby the time the timed heats begans after lunch there were several hundred people packing the High Street. The racing was very close, with the teams being separated by only a few hundreths of a second. The SCA Bandit won the Senior Pro class, with Duncan McIntosh Trailers exceptionally well built cartie winning the Senior Amateur trophy and also picking up a well deserved win for the Best Designed cartie. The Best Halloween Themed Cartie award went to Bruce Bymer's spectacular Cat.

Congratulations and a big vote of thanks are due to the Brechin Business Association and all the willing volunteers who put on an exceptionally well run cartie race. Roll on next year!

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