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|
SCA Championsip Races 2013
There are separate prizes for Soapbox Cartie and Gravity Sidecar teams, and there are no "standard rules" - you just have to build a machine than is eligible to compete at the individual events.
It is not too late to register your team. You only have to take part in three of the races to qualify, and entry is free, so if you are planning to be competing at any of the races then why not register now.
The 2012 SCA Championship got off to a blistering start under clear blues skies at the Border Bogie Challenge last weekend. A thoroughly convincing performance from Team Rooket gave them maximum points, with Alford and Where's Me Spanners left to fight for the second place points. A poor first run by Charlie Jackson left Alford trailing until the very last run, when he managed to knock over 5 seconds from his previous best time to just grab the second place from Gerry and Dom Quinn.
Pist'n'Broke's late withdrawal of their two carties from the championship means there is a limited field this year, and barring any accidents Team Rooket are now strong favourites to lift the trophy for the second year running.
In the gravity sidecar class there are just two teams competing this year. Bush Racing's sleek and innovative recumbent sidecar design was too fast on the day for Team Weasel's new and still incomplete machine, but with both teams struggling to compete in the next race at the Catterline Cartie Challenge next month it could still go either way this year.
A new event is to be added to the 2012 SCA Championship, bringing the total number of eligible races to 4. The race will take place near Huntly in Aberdeenshire on Sunday 15th July, the day after Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme, giving the mouth-watering prospect of three days of racing in the highlands of Scotland.
The course is 3km long with one severe bend. Speeds should be in excess of 50mph according to CartieSim.
More details very soon...
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.