Latest Soapbox Racing News

New Soapbox Race for 2010

News has reached us of the latest soapbox race to be added to the UK soapbox racing calendar. Dalby Forest, near Pickering in North Yorkshire, has been the venue for street luge events in the past but will be playing host to soapbox carties for the first time at the end of 28th & 29th August 2010. The soapbox race will be held over two days, with time trials on Saturday 28th and head to head racing on Sunday 29th.

The course is one mile of fast bends, and speeds in excess of 50mph are expected.

Entries are limited to 20 teams, first come first served. See here for further details, including a video of the course.


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Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme 2010, Highland

Friday 23rd July 2010
Saturday 24th July 2010

Now including Gravity SidecarThe longest and fastest race in the UK - definately not for the faint of heart! Entry forms available for download from

Classes for soapbox and gravity sidecar.

Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme
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SCA Championship 2010

SCA ChampionshipScottish Carties will be organising an annual championship competition in 2010 to run across the main soapbox events in Scotland. The objective is to add fun and excitement for the growing number of gravity racers who travel across the country. Registered teams will be awarded points for their 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.

Participating events already confirmed are;

The full rules and regs are available on our downloads page. Check back soon for registration details.

We are also looking for more events to add to the calendar, or potential venues where we could race. If you know of an event that would be interested in hosting an SCA Championship round or a hill that is crying out for a cartie race, please do get in touch.

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Gravity Sidecar Events

The new Gravity Sidecar class has been confirmed as eligible for Border Bogies and Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme, and looks likely for Catterline Carties too. Get those angle grinders out!

See our downloads page for the gravity sidecar tech' spec'.

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How Fast?!

Bushnell Velocity Speed GunOne of the most common questions we are asked is "how fast do your carties go". With our new acquisition, we will now be able to give a definitive answer. The Bushnell Velocity Speed Gun is accurate to +/- 1mph and will measure speeds up to 200mph, which should be more than enough to measure even the fastest carties at Cairngorm.