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Save the weekend - Times Herald-Record

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 24, 2017 - 20:54

Times Herald-Record

Save the weekend
Times Herald-Record
Village of Liberty Mayor, Ron Stabak, left, and Town of Liberty Supervisor, Charlie Barbuti raced against each other to kick off the 4th annual Sullivan County Soapbox Derby along Main Street in Liberty N.Y. May 31, 2015. ... Sullivan County holds its ...

Kiwanis Kar Derby to hit street early June - Westman Journal

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 23, 2017 - 20:32

Westman Journal

Kiwanis Kar Derby to hit street early June
Westman Journal
Brandon is seeing the sport of soapbox racing hit its second generation of athletes, says Roger Bright, chair of the Kiwanis Club of Brandon Kar Derby. One of the Kiwanis Club's largest ... purchase of a soapbox racer kit. The race is open to youth ...

Red Bull Soapbox Racer Gravity Racer Go Kart Go Cart

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Builder meets racers, and a hobby is born - Automotive News (subscription) (blog)

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 22, 2017 - 04:01

Automotive News (subscription) (blog)

Builder meets racers, and a hobby is born
Automotive News (subscription) (blog)
The soft-spoken Heifner, a Vietnam veteran, grew up in the tiny farming community of Newcomerstown, Ohio, halfway between Columbus and Pittsburgh, where his father ran a sporting goods store. Heifner started competing in soapbox derby races at age 11.

Red Bull Soapbox Racer Gravity Racer Go Yellow Volkswagen Campervan splitty

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Red Bull Soapbox Racer Gravity Racer Go Kart Go Cart

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Brockway Cubmobile Races scheduled for Sunday - The Courier-Express

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 19, 2017 - 15:14

The Courier-Express

Brockway Cubmobile Races scheduled for Sunday
The Courier-Express
BROCKWAY — A “cubmobile” is similar to a soapbox derby car. The vehicle is a 4-foot ... The “cubmobiles” will take to the streets Sunday at St. Tobias Catholic Church as part of Brockway Cub Scout Pack 40's 6th Annual Cubmobile Races. The Brockway ...

Soapbox derby teaches Wasaga Scouts teamwork - Simcoe.com

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 17, 2017 - 13:18

Simcoe.com

Soapbox derby teaches Wasaga Scouts teamwork
Simcoe.com
The kids get trophies for winning races, and for having the best-decorated cars. This year, the participants will also get badges. Angerman expects about 15 teams, with Beavers racing against Beavers, Cubs against Cubs, and Scouts against Scouts.

Red Bull Soapbox Racer Gravity Racer Go Kart Go Cart

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Wheel Drag

Scottish Carties - May 16, 2017 - 09:27

When you are sitting on the start line of a race, you have a fixed amout of potential energy. The secret to winning is to convert as much of that energy as possible into speed, and to do that you need to minimise the energy you lose to moving air out of the way and rotating your wheels.

A rotating wheel has 5 sources of drag/energy loss;

  • Rolling resistance - the drag caused by your tyre's contact with the road surface
  • Bearing resistance - the drag caused by your wheel's bearings
  • Rotational inertia - the energy needed to spin your wheel up to speed (a.k.a the flywheel effect)
  • "Displacement" drag - the aerodynamic drag caused by moving the wheel through the air
  • Rotational drag - the aerodynamic drag caused by spinning the wheel (a.k.a the windmill effect)
Drag source
Behaviour
Rolling resistance
Increases with total weight. Decreases with tyre pressure. Tends to decrease with wheel diameter 
Bearing resistance
Decreases with wheel diameter
Rotational inertia
Increases with wheel diameter
Displacement drag
Increases with speed and wheel frontal area
Rotational drag
Increases with speed and wheel diameter

 

 

Scouts Canada takes to the streets: A Q&A on Soapbox Derby Racing - Calgary Sun

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 14, 2017 - 02:18

Calgary Sun

Scouts Canada takes to the streets: A Q&A on Soapbox Derby Racing
Calgary Sun
Exhilarated screams echoed down the steep slope of Lake Ontario Drive in southeast Calgary Saturday afternoon as Scouts Canada kicked off their 16th annual Soapbox Derby Race. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Scout Cubs in Canada, ...

Scouts Canada finishes first: A Q&A on Soapbox Derby Racing - Calgary Herald

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 14, 2017 - 02:14

Scouts Canada finishes first: A Q&A on Soapbox Derby Racing
Calgary Herald
Exhilarated screams echoed down the steep slope of Lake Ontario Drive in southeast Calgary Saturday afternoon as Scouts Canada kicked off their 16th annual Soapbox Derby Race. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Scout Cubs in Canada, ...

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Derby Downs has plenty going on this summer - North Neighbor News

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 12, 2017 - 18:59

North Neighbor News

Derby Downs has plenty going on this summer
North Neighbor News
Alongside the local derby races and the All American Soap Box Derby, the famous hill at Derby Downs is used for other events such as the popular gravity racing challenge STEM team competition for middle school and high school students. This year, the ...

Derby Downs has plenty going on this summer - Suburbanite

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 12, 2017 - 16:15

Suburbanite

Derby Downs has plenty going on this summer
Suburbanite
Alongside the local derby races and the All American Soap Box Derby, the famous hill at Derby Downs is used for other events such as the popular gravity racing challenge STEM team competition for middle school and high school students. This year, the ...

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Chippenham gears up for soapbox derby - The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 12, 2017 - 15:57

Chippenham gears up for soapbox derby
The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald
CHILDREN and adults will be saying ready, steady, go as a soapbox derby will take to the streets of Chippenham. Organised by the Chippenham BID and Chippenham Town Council, the inaugural event promises to see thrills and spills as competitors race ...

Wacky Races are returning to Gloucestershire this month - Gloucestershire Live

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 11, 2017 - 20:10

Gloucestershire Live

Wacky Races are returning to Gloucestershire this month
Gloucestershire Live
This year the Ben Wernham Fund will be the main beneficiary of the Tetbury race. Ben became a tetraplegic after a life changing accident while on holiday in 2016. Money raised will be used go towards building works that will allow him to return home.

IN PICTURES: Shipham soap box derby - Weston & Somerset Mercury (registration)

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 7, 2017 - 12:08

IN PICTURES: Shipham soap box derby
Weston & Somerset Mercury (registration)
Shipham soapbox derby will take place in the sledging field, off Top Road. SF 01,05,17. Shipham's soap box derby drew a big crowd on Monday, as brave villagers made the most of their bank holiday by hurtling down the sledging field, off Top Road.

Andrew Huston: Put open primaries to a vote - Opinion - Ocala.com ... - Ocala

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 7, 2017 - 07:22

Andrew Huston: Put open primaries to a vote - Opinion - Ocala.com ...
Ocala
The Florida Constitution Revision Commission is convened every 20 years. It consists of 36 appointees plus the state attorney general. The governor appoints ...

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Keeping family traditions alive - Picayune Item

"soapox racing uk" on Google - May 4, 2017 - 12:07

Picayune Item

Keeping family traditions alive
Picayune Item
The importance of passing family traditions down through subsequent generations is a huge part in each of our unique life experiences. Recently, I had the privilege of speaking with a family who participates in soapbox derby races. To this day they ...