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.
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.
Team Rooket opened up a useful 3 point lead at the top of the SCA Championship after their win at the Hawkands Hill Run last weekend. Their aggregate total distance of 2274m put them 228m ahead of Where's Me Spanners. They also took time to answer all the inquisitive peoples questions about their carties and chatted away generally with other competitors and spectators.
They were presented with the cup, winners rosette and £20 prize money, and they promptly donated the £20 prize money back to the charity funds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and MacMillan Cancer Care. The total rasied has not been finalised, but is though to be around £600.
The next race in the SCA Championship is the Drumlanrig Gravity Grand Prix at the end of August. With two races still left in the championship anything is still possible and even those teams that didn't attend Hawklands Hill still have a chance of lifting the trophy.
This race is slightly different to the normal timed races, with the winner being the one who travels furthest down the course. The course includes several features to test the skill and courage of the competitors and the handling of their vehicle.
The event is an open, but limited, series of competitions for non powered bogies, carties and sidecars to compete down a closed public roadway over a course of approximately 800m, and King of the Hill pushbike hill climb with various other activities including can shy, hoopla and treasure hunt, refreshments, etc.
Although the race is this Sunday there are still places available. Please contact the organisers directly if you would like to race.For further details see http://www.mca.hawksland-lanark.co.uk/?q=Hillrun or Stuart Sommerville email; email@example.com or by telephone; 01555 894479 or 07809704137
The 2013 SCA Championship got off to an exciting start at the Border Bogie Challenge, with a new team and a novice driver taking maximum points for an early lead. Zara Lane drove the very impressive Woodworm cartie to an impressive third place overall, and pushed experienced racers Rich Thomas [Lola] and Steve Thomas [C12] very hard indeed.
The current joint champion 'Where's Me Spanners' could hardly have got off to a worse start to their title defence and crashed heavily on the their second run in sight of the finish line. Driver Dom Quinn was unharmed, but the cartie had to retire and will need some repairs before the next race in the series at the Hawksland Hill Run on 7th July.
Registration for the SCA Championship is free, and you can still register if you would like to join the fun. Just complete the online form and enter the events you want to compete in.
The current championship standings are;
|Pos||Team ||Border Bogies ||Total |
|1||Woodworm ||15 ||15|
|2||Team Rooket ||14||14|
|3||Nutty's Speed Shop ||13 ||13|
|4||Where's Me Spanners ||12||12|