CSEx2011 Sells Out in 48 Hours

Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme's status as the "must do" event in UK gravity racing was confirmed earlier this evening when the last of the 32 places for CSEx2011 was snapped up less than 48 hours after they went online.

Anyone who missed out can still register on the reserve list, and will be offered a place if any of the current teams drop out.

The full list of competitors and the reserve list can be seen here.

Entries Open for CSEx2011

Entries are now open for the third Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme, which will be held on 1st & 2nd July 2011 on the Cairn Gorm Ski Road, near Aviemore. As with last year, there are just 32 places available and, with expressions of interest from 120 people, it is possible that places will fill up fast.

The format for the competition will be similar to the previous two years, with individual practice and qualifying sessions on Friday 1st July followed by head to head racing in groups on Saturday 2nd.

Online registration and ntry forms are available here.

Revised Rules Available

The revised rules for CSEx2011 have been published and are available on our downloads page. The Gravity Sidecar specification is unchanged from last year, and the changes to the cartie requirements are relatively minor.

Entry forms will be available online from Monday 1st November.

Dates Confirmed for CSEx2011

The third Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme will be held on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd July 2011.We have moved it slightly earlier in the year to get the maximum possible daylight, and hence as much racing as we can possibly squeeze in.

Full Speed Gun Data Online

The SCA's speed gun was deployed at CSEx2010 to take the measurements to decide who would take the "Flying Scotsman" award, and also to provide an objective measure to balance some of the more fanciful claims made by the drivers. The data collected as the competitors accelerated towards the Dead Tree bend give a fascinating insight into the performance range of the competitors. C12 was the clear winner, with a top speed of 64mph and an average of 60.6.

Alford Confirmed as SCA Champ

Alford Gravity Racing at CSEx2010Alford Gravity Racing have been confirmed as the winner of the first SCA Championship after their performance at CSEx2010, narrowly beating Team Rooket and Crockle. The Cheats were the undefeated champions in the sidecar class.

Full Results Published

The full results from CSEx2010 are attached below. With the number of delays due to the various racing incidents and the consequent truncation of the event, unfortunately it wasn't possible to run all of the consolation finals. The number of retirements also complicated things, with several teams going through to the next round by default by the simple fact of being the only ones still running from their heat.

Cartie Carnage at Cairngorm

The first aid team were kept busy at CSEx2010 as a string of racers crashed at the most fearsome corner of the course - "The Switch". Its complicated combination of right hand off camber, blind apex entry followed by sharp switch to an open left hand bend caught out cartie after cartie as they drifted towards the bales, which almost seemed magnetic at times. Thankfully there were no serious injuries and all the victims were treated at the scene.

C12 Lead the Pack

C12 put on an impressive show to qualify in first place, with Bush Racing in second place after the first day's competition in Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme 2010. 28 teams lined up after safety inspection yesterday evening and took part in a series of practice and qualifying runs in preparation for the main racing later today. The new course proved challenging and there were some spills as "The Switch" claimed its first victims. There were a few scrapes and bumps but no serious injuries to competitors. Unfortunately the same can't be said of the carties.

Saturday Best for Spectators

Spectators are welcome to come and witness all the thrills and spills of gravity racing at its most extreme. The best time to watch will be the evening of Saturday 24th July, when the heats and finals will see the teams battling it out head to head in groups of up to four carties. Friday evening is reserved for individual practice and qualifying only.

See here for full details, including directions and the event timetable.

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