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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You Wait Ages for a New Soapbox Race...

...and then two come along at once!

Hot on the heels of the announcement of Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme is the news that another new soapbox race is to be added to the UK calendar, and this one is in Scotland too. "Border Bogie Race" will be held on 23rd May in Denholm in the Scottish Borders. The course is approximately 2/3rds of a mile in length, and is "quite a good gradient ... 30 to 40 mph stuff". You can see a video of it here (also embedded below).

More details soon.



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Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme, near Aviemore, Scotland

Saturday 25th July 2009
Sunday 26th July 2009

DownhillExtreme gravity racing on the longest and most testing course in Britain.

Practice runs, timed qualifying, group races and finals spread over two days.

Hair pin bends, sweeping curves and gun barrel straights.

Set in the heart of Scotland - the stunning Cairngorms National Park.

The ultimate test of soapbox and driver.

25th & 26th July 2009.

Nae jessies.

Entry forms now available for those wanting to race, or why not just come along and watch?

See for further details.

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Provisional Date Set for "Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme"

Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme25th and 26th July 2009 have been set as the provisional confirmed as the dates for the newest addition to the UK Soapbox Racing Calendar - Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme.

This new event aims to be a spectacular showcase of the very best in soapbox racing. It will be held over two days and will include practice runs, timed qualifying, and head to head racing in group races and finals. The course is two miles long and, with an average gradient of 1 in 14, is likely to see competitors reaching speeds in excess of 50 mph.

For more details, including draft rules and a detailed map of the course, see Entries open in February, but you can pre-register now to be emailed as soon as the sign up forms go online.

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Soapbox Races for 2009

Several events for the 2009 calendar have already been confirmed, and some are even accepting entries. The events calendar is currently up to date, but if you know of any corrections or additions then please get in touch.

The year kicks off with TES Cadwell Park Gravity Festival on Feb 8th, and entries for this event are open now and teams already confirmed include Aberdeenshire's own Team Weasel.

Other dates confirmed are;

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