Reckon you're quick? Taking part in more than one event in Scotland this year? Why not register for the SCA Championship and find out how good you really are!
The SCA Championship is a competition run across the main soap box events in Scotland with the aim of encouraging participation in the various events and to create friendly rivalry between teams.
Teams can register for free and are awarded points for their final 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. There are separate classes for Soapbox Cartie and Gravity Sidecar.
Entries are now open for the UK's most prestigious soapbox race - Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme - and they're going fast!
Two miles of tarmac and head to head racing at speeds in excess of 60mph make this event unique it the UK's soapbox racing calendar.
- Classes for soapbox carties and gravity sidecar
- SCA Championship points available
For full details, see here.
Earlier this summer we met Paul Merton on Cairngorm and gave him a taste of soapbos racing on the longest and fastest course in the UK. You can see the result of the day's fun on Channel 5 at 10pm on Wednesday 23rd November 2011.
More details here.
It features full comprehensive coverage from the second year of the SCA Championship - a close fought gravity fuelled battle over all four rounds of the championship at;
- Castle Forbes Gravity Time Trial
- Border Bogie Challenge
- Catterline Cartie Challenge
- Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme
From planks of wood & Silver Cross wheels to the high tech aerodynamic carbon fibre 'creations'- reaching speeds of in excess of 70 mph at Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme - the longest and fastest gravity racing course in the UK - the ultimate test of driver and soapbox!
This DVD features terrifying on-board runs, heart stopping thrills and spills, Competitor interviews, on-course footage, full results, extras and much much more ... Filmed and produced by award winning AAL Media Scotland.
The Scottish cartie racing season will kick off in May with a brand new event at Castle Forbes, near Alford in Aberdeenshire. The Castle Forbes Gravity Race (7th & 8th May), set in the grounds of the castle itself, promises to be very challenging and it will be interesting to see which carties do well there. Can last year's SCA Champion, Team Alford (right), make use of home advantage to start the season with another win, or will one of the many new teams steal their thunder?
Just two weeks after Castle Forbes is the fabulous Border Bogie Challenge (21st May) in Denholm, and then the following month it is back up to Aberdeenshire for the short but intense Catterline Cartie Challenge (12th June), which will be test drivers and their carties to the limit. Any carties still left in raceworthy condition will then get to race alongside the best teams in the UK at Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme (1st & 2nd July) - the longest and fastest soapbox race in the country.
Alongside all this we'll be running the SCA Championship again. If you're taking part in two or more of these races, why not take your chances and register for the championship too (note - if you've already got a place at Cairngorm you've automatically been registered in the SCA Championship too).