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Let's Get Ready to Trundle!

Maniac 1 at Catterline Cartie ChallengeThe second round of the SCA Championship will take place this weekend at the pictureque clif top village of Catterline, on the North East coast of Scotland. Now in it's 6th year, the Catterline Cartie Challenge has been entertaining competitors and spectators alike as the home made carties fly down the steep road from the Creel Inn to the harbour. At ~300m in length, it is a relatively short course but its combination of gravel and tarmac surfaces and tight turns makes it a track that favours nimble carties and courageous drivers.

Alford Gravity Racers will be hoping to use this to gain some ground on Crockle and level or draw ahead on championship points. but none of the SCA Cartie teams have competed at Catterline before and their lack of local experience may be crucial. Despite several visitors from far and wide, Catterline has always been won by a local team.

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Border Bogies 2010 - Unofficial Results

Gravity racers from near and far converged on the village of Denholm, near Hawick last weekend for the first race of the year - the 2010 Border Bogie Challenge - and they were not disappointed. A very competitive field and glorious sunshine meant the spectators were treated to some of the best in gravity racing, with the senior soapbox trophy being decided by just 1 second over three runs.

Kirkton of Skene Cartie Race

Saturday 19th June 2010
Saturday 19th June 2010

Kirkton of Skene Cartie RaceNow in its 9th year, the Kirkton of Skene Cartie Race is a popular part of the annual village gala.

Cartie workshops are taking place on Saturday 29th May at the Milne Hall, Kirkton of Skene at 2pm, and the organisers are providing kits to get the kids involved in making their own cartie.  

Carties are free with participants only having to collect £30 or more in sponsors. Children to come along with an adult and build their very own cartie, all they will need is a battery drill and a cross-headed screwdriver bit.

The Cartie Races are divided into Children's, teens' races and adults' races.

There are a limited amount of places - so it's first come, first serve. If you are interested phone Kenny Freeman on 01224 742804 to book your place.


Don't Start Your Engines...

The cartie racing season in Scotland is about to get underway with the fabulous Border Bogie Challenge at Denholm this weekend. Now in its second year, Border Bogies has rapidly grown in stature and is attracting some very competitive teams from across the UK, including the every competitive Peter Pope and the always entertaining Will Gunn. Scottish teams are well represented, with The Cheats returning to defend their trophy for the best aggregate time. It will also see the first competition for Gravity Sidecar in Scotland.

Border bogies will also be the first round in the new SCA Championship, with registered teams competing for championship points and the honour of being crowned the very first SCA Champion.


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Formula Gravity at Gadget Show Live

Gadget Show Cartie RaceFormula Gravity - the builders of the Gadget Show cartie that narrowly lost to Lotus last year - will be exhibiting at Gadget Show Live at the Birmingham NEC this month. Formula Gravity are one of the most dedicated teams on the scene and compete in soapbox cartie races the length and breadth of the UK, so they will be a familiar sight to many. Make sure you pop along and say hello if you are in the vicinity.
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