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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 soapboxracing.co.uk.

Classes for soapbox and gravity sidecar.

Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme
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Night Train is King of the Mountain

King of the Mountain
 

Night Train driver Graeme Smith.

Picture courtesy of Aaron Sneddon

Night Train, driven by Graeme Smith, won the inaugural Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme last weekend, beating the team from Cairngorm Mountain into second place. Night Train was originally built and run by the Wheel Nuts at Cadwell Park, Belchford and Richards Castle before being acquired by Graeme earlier this year.

This is Graeme's first year of competing as a gravity racer, although he also races cars as well. He fought out the final race of the weekend long event against two other newcomers to gravity racing - Cairngorm Mountain and the Alford Bowling Club, both of whom built new carties from scratch especially for the event. the fourth finalist, Jim Ewen, is an experienced hand, having raced down Cairngorm before as a competitor in the Highland Wheels Extreme street luge events held in 2001 and 2002.

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17 Teams Entered for Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme

Haldir's Arrow17 intrepid gravity racers will compete in the inaugural Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme for the honour of being crowned "King of the Mountain".  Teams will be travelling from as far away as Suffolk to compete over two days on the longest course in Britain.

First to sample the course will be Haldir's Arrow (left) from Glasgow. This cartie has some pedigree, having raced twice before at the Belchford Downhill, and should be very competitive.

The carties will run individually against the clock in practice and qualifying runs on Saturday evening, and then run in head-to-head group eliminations on Sunday. The heats will be run for the first twenty minutes of every hour from 10.00am, with the finals starting at 4.00pm.

The full list of competitors is;

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Entries Open for Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme

Entries are now open for the inaugural Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme, and can be downloaded from soapboxracing.co.uk, along with the construction and competition rules.

This event promises to be very special. The course is the spectacular Cairngorm Ski Road - 2 miles long and average gradient of 1 in 14 (1 in 10 in places), and speeds are likely to be in excess of 50 mph. This is going to be a proper race for serious gravity racers - definately nae jessies!

The field is limited to 24 teams, so if you want to take part you'll need to get your entry form in soon to avoid disappointment.

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Onboard Video of Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme

Here's a driver's eye view of the course for Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme - positively mouth watering! News about how to enter is expected later this month, so keep an eye on the Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme web site.

 


 

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