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Alford Gravity Racing Wrap Up First SCA Championship

DSC_5980 Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme 2010 Photo Alford Gravity Racing clinched the first SCA Championship title for the soapbox class at Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme 2010, with The Cheats confirming their domination of the new Gravity Sidecar class by remaining undefeated all year.

Alford shared maximum points with Team Rooket after a steward's inquiry into the final placings showed they had been wrongly denied a place in the final, and that was enough to put Alford in the top spot by the narrowest of margins.

Final postions are shown here.

 

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Cairngorm Attracts the UK's Top Teams

 

Bentley Saopbox RacerBentley's Soapbox Racers to take on the UK's Best at Cairngorm

Entries for Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme 2010 are now closed, with a capacity 32 teams taking part. The running order reads like a "Who's Who" of the UK gravity racing scene and includes the winners of all the major UK soapbox races over the last 12 months. C12 (Mansel Lacy and Richards Castle), Centa Bavaria (Belchford and Border Bogies), Crockle (Cadwell Park) and Bush Racing (Catterline) will all be there, plus many other seasoned competitors from across the country and several newcomers keen to make a name for themselves, so it promises to be a fiercly fought competition between the very best teams in the country.

 

Bentley Motors are entering two carties, including one from the legendary Goodwood FoS soapbox races, and The Cheats will be there with their currently undefeated Gravity Sidecar. Rollover Roy will be back for more as well. His cartie has been substantially redesigned after his accident last year, but his enthusiasm is undiminished.

As if that wasn't enough, the first ever SCA Championship reaches its climax at CSE2010, with Crockle, Alford and Nae Cost locked in a fierce competition with only one point separating them at the top of the table.

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Cairngorm Soapbox - Last Places Going Fast

Last Places Going Fast - The last few places for Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme 2010 are being snapped up, so if you've not got your entry in yet make sure you do so quickly. Entries will close on Sunday 11th July 2010, so don't delay. It's really easy to sign up - just go to our sign up page and either print out and return the entry form or use the online sign up form. [Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme]

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Gravity Sidecar class will make first appearance at Cairngorm this year

If you've not yet got your entry in for Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme 2010 then don't delay, as there are only a few places left and entries will close this Sunday (11th July). With nearly twice as many teams as last year and a challenging new course, competition is likely to be fierce and unpredictable.The last few points for the SCA Championship will be up for grabs, and with only 1 point covering the top three carties there really is everything to race for.

SCA Championship Tightens Up

Team Rooket at CatterlineThe SCA Championship race tightened up last weekend when Crockle was unable to capitalize on his early lead, allowing Alford to draw level on points.With just one round to go at Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme next month, there is still everything to play for with Crockle on Alford tied for first place and Team Rooket just one point behind.

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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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