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Flying Start at Border Bogies

Woodworm at Border Bogies

Where's Me Spanners Crash Out

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;

Border Bogies
2Team Rooket
14 14
3Nutty's Speed Shop
4Where's Me Spanners
12 12


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Soapbox Racers Gear Up

Cartie racers across the country are gearing up for a big weekend, with three different races taking part on the bank holiday weekend.

On Saturday, the Border Bogie Challenge takes place near Hawick, and on the Monday there is racing at Penn House in Buckinghamshire and in Whitehill & Bordon in Hampshire.

All three races feature teams who are practicing for the Red Bull Soapbox Race in London later this year,and Border Bogies is also the first round of the SCA Championship.

Places are still available for the Penn House race - if you would like to take part then please contact the organisers.

SCA Championship Opens at Border Bogies

 Team Rooket
 SCA Championsip Races 2013

The first race of the 2013 SCA Championship takes place at Border Bogies next weekend. The championship will be run over 5 races in Scotland, with participating teams picking up points at each race.

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.

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Thrills on the Hills, Pomeroy, Ireland

Sunday 25th August 2013
Sunday 25th August 2013

Thrills on the Hills

Ready, Steady, Go. All race fans will be setting course for Pomeroy this summer as the Longest Soapbox Race in Ireland is currently being planned.

The race route promises hair raising action as the Soapboxes will let let gravity help them rip down Pomeroy Main Street at breathtaking speeds. Starting at the Credit Union the teams will have to prepare the vehicles for the death defying course, around the diamond and down the straightway on Main Street known to be one of the Steepest Streets in Ireland to Station Road. They will have to negotiate this corner and major wipe outs here are expected. Heading towards the old railway bridge there is a double chicane and then its the back straight down Cornamaddy road where the the fastest laps will be recorded on the finish line.

Full details at

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The Simonside Challenge, Northumberland

Saturday 15th June 2013
Saturday 15th June 2013
Simonside Challenge The Simonside Challenge is a soapbox race with a difference... 1.6Km offroad course through the Simonside Hills, but you have to push race your cartie to the top of the hill before letting gravity do the work on the way down.

All proceeds to The Percy Hedley Foundation.

See the Simonside Challenge web site for full details.
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