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First Timaru soapbox derby since the 1980s a success - Timaru Herald

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 19, 2017 - 04:43

First Timaru soapbox derby since the 1980s a success
Timaru Herald
Timaru's first street soapbox derby since the 1980s went well on Sunday - though not without a few bumps and scratches. Hundreds of people were out in central Timaru cheering their ... In the morning the junior contestants broke in the course, and the ...

Cub scouts spin their wheels at soapbox derby - Sippican Week

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 18, 2017 - 22:00

Sippican Week

Cub scouts spin their wheels at soapbox derby
Sippican Week
Lawns, gardens, mailboxes—and in one instance, a parent—all found themselves at the wrong end of a derby car while the races ran on Holmes Street. There was no harm done though; strategically placed hay bales prevented any damage and a scraped ...

Cub scouts spin their wheels at soapbox derby - Sippican Week

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 18, 2017 - 22:00

Cub scouts spin their wheels at soapbox derby
Sippican Week
Lawns, gardens, mailboxes—and in one instance, a parent—all found themselves at the wrong end of a derby car while the races ran on Holmes Street. There was no harm done though; strategically placed hay bales prevented any damage and a scraped ...

New World Record holders!!!

Team Rooket - November 16, 2017 - 21:05

What a buzz, what a weekend, what great people, what a great event and what a hill!!!

Awesome.

I have piloted carts and bikes and been a passenger on a sidecar at some of the UKs best gravity events, Cairngorm, Dalby and Border Bogies, which have their own challenges and moments, but this hill at l'Ultime Descente, is superb.

Its not technical, its not long, but you need to have a good set up and you need to be on it at all times, as it is fast!

The start is a gentle roll off, but the speed picks up quickly as you start on the initial 10% gradient, round a sweeping right hand bend. Pick your and line stick to it. Focus on the next section - the 18% drop.

There is absolutely no time to take in the stunning view, which is approaching fast. You staighten up and pick your line between the guardrail on the left and the central barrier. On the bike you tuck in just a little more, grip the bars a little tighter and feel every single movement as 16" bicycle tyres wheels race over the surface of the road pushing towards 70MPH, and into territory they have possibly never been tested.

This section is a rush - you on a machine buit by yourself - with no propulsion other than mother nature - the acceceration and speed pushing you beyond 70mph - WOW!

The timing section looms up very quickly and flashes by in an instant, barely visible, even though they are flourescent orange lines across the road - but is not all over.

The incline may flatten off, but you are now into the slowdown/braking zone, where the road appears to narrow and the concrete barrier to the left is an imposing feature, which will show no mercy. if you get complacent or unlucky. Sitting up to induce some drag helps to slow the bike down gently, before you round the last corner and the last 10% gradient and begin the final braking towards the end of the run.

We had some issues, but we weren't going to let them stop us having a go.There is defintely a lot more in the cart and we know we have some improvemts to make. Another attempt will defintely be on the cards.

In the end we achieved our intial goals of going over 70MPH, on the cart and the bike and set three new WGSA records as well.

Iain Rooney - Cart 200Kg Limited Open Wheel Canopy - 113.20kmh 70.33mph

Paul Janson - Unlimited Speed Bike NF (Non faired) - 114.77kmh 71.31mph

Paul Janson - Unlimited Speed Bike F (faired) - 114.28kmh 71.01mph

Will we try again - you bet!

Race day on as Timaru soapbox racers gear up - Stuff.co.nz

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 15, 2017 - 01:34

Stuff.co.nz

Race day on as Timaru soapbox racers gear up
Stuff.co.nz
Richard Brown explains why you should come to the Movember soapbox derby this weekend. The countdown is on as soapbox racers prepare to take to Timaru's streets. Crowds are expected to converge on George St from 10am on Sunday for the return of soapbox ...

Wildwood officials slap down restrictions ahead of Zen Awakening Festival - Villages-News

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 14, 2017 - 10:13

Villages-News

Wildwood officials slap down restrictions ahead of Zen Awakening Festival
Villages-News
This year's event also includes camping and a soapbox derby. Last year, festival noise could be heard three ... Besides Zen Fest, the park also hosts off-road events such as races, mud bogging and a rock crawl obstacle course. Other events include ...

Cub Scouts' soapbox derby racing to town Nov. 18 - Sippican Week

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 13, 2017 - 20:01

Sippican Week

Cub Scouts' soapbox derby racing to town Nov. 18
Sippican Week
From noon-1 p.m., the raceway will open up to family members, potential Scouts, and other community members who feel the need for speed, and want to take the soapbox cars for a spin. The Cub Scouts welcome everyone to the races, whether they want to ...

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Family wanted for soapbox racing event - Timaru Herald

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 12, 2017 - 22:31

Timaru Herald

Family wanted for soapbox racing event
Timaru Herald
Soapbox racing, featuring an assortment of anything on wheels, used to run north along Stafford St between the Theatre Royal and Station St in the 1980s. A fundraising group - TiMOru - has brought back the event, to be run on a slightly different ...

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Horse Racing: Frankie Dettori rides treble at Newbury - Reading Chronicle

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 11, 2017 - 22:07

Reading Chronicle

Horse Racing: Frankie Dettori rides treble at Newbury
Reading Chronicle
Tommy Burns, travelling manager for Godolphin, said: “Best Solution is a solid Group race performer. “He didn't like the ground when he ran in the Derby earlier in the season and the ground also went against him last time in Germany. “The soft ground ...

Timaru soapbox racer crew is a family affair - Timaru Herald

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 8, 2017 - 21:39

Timaru Herald

Timaru soapbox racer crew is a family affair
Timaru Herald
It's a family affair as Rodney Kerrison and his boys prepare for Timaru's soapbox racing event. The novelty event, featuring an assortment of anything on wheels, is returning after an absence of about three decades - the racing course previously ran ...

Soapbox Style Gravity Racer

gravity racers for sale on ebay - November 8, 2017 - 21:01
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Keeping soapbox tradition alive - Post South

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 6, 2017 - 06:24

Post South

Keeping soapbox tradition alive
Post South
The Lulu Street Racers hosted their annual soap box derby event on October 15 in Downtown Leesville. “This year, overall, we had some of the best looking cars I've ever seen. They were built really well,” said McCloud. The races take place on Third ...

4th annual Gravity Games speed through downtown Douglasville - douglascountysentinel

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 5, 2017 - 13:45

douglascountysentinel

4th annual Gravity Games speed through downtown Douglasville
douglascountysentinel
Fueled by the sheer force of gravity, school pride and a competitive spirit, young races maneuvered their soapbox derby-style cars down a long slope on Church Street in downtown Douglasville Saturday morning for the fourth annual Georgia Gravity Games.

Keeping soapbox tradition alive - Leesville Daily Leader

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 5, 2017 - 13:21

Leesville Daily Leader

Keeping soapbox tradition alive
Leesville Daily Leader
“Back in 1940s and 1950s, the Boy Scouts den mother started the Leesville soapbox derby race on Lulu Street,” said Harry E. McCloud, Race Director. “It ended around 1953 or 1954 and didn't start up again till 1976.” In the 1950s the boxcar races were a ...

For Hoffer and Cabazon schools, soapbox derby is full STEAM ahead - The Record Gazette

"soapox racing uk" on Google - November 3, 2017 - 15:15

The Record Gazette

For Hoffer and Cabazon schools, soapbox derby is full STEAM ahead
The Record Gazette
Hoffer Elementary School in Banning was in the race against drugs at their Red Ribbon Week soapbox derby on Oct. 27. Cabazon Elementary School also brought two teams to participate in the race. Along with providing a lot of fun for students, racing ...

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New visitor attraction for St Ann - Jamaica Star Online

"soapox racing uk" on Google - October 27, 2017 - 06:43

Jamaica Star Online

New visitor attraction for St Ann
Jamaica Star Online
The package includes demonstration races and a two-hour show featuring local community culture, traditional music and dance, art and craft displays, and shopping for local souvenirs produced by the community. The package, named ShowKart, is hosted by ...