C12 wins CSEx2012

Steve Thomas's drove his high tech' carbon fibre masterpiece C12 to victory yet again in an eventful race yesterday. He won the final with ease, passing Team Weasel's gravity sidecar at sugarbowl. Meanwhile behind them, Team Rooket and Centa Bavaria were caught up in a close race for second place which ended prematurely when they both spun off the course. They were treated at the scene but the on-course paramedic and rescue team, and Team Rooket's driver Paul Janson was then taken to Raigmore hospital for further tests.

The final winners were;

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Speed Records Smashed

New records were set on Cairngorm Mountain last weekend as 30 brave – some would say foolhardy – teams took part in the 3rd Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme. Powered only by gravity, they raced down the ski road from the Coire na Ciste car park to the Glenmore snow gates reaching speeds in excess of 70mph.

CSEx2011 Full Results Now Online

The full results and final placings for Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme 2011 are now available from our downloads page .

Cairngorm Soapbox 2011 The Final

This on-board footage (see below), taken from Centa Bavaria (driven by Andy Ash), shows the final of CSEx2011 and includes breathtaking footage of C12's (Steve Thomas) daring overtake at The Switch and the battle for second place between Centa Bavaria and LG Racing (Lee Wakefield)  - watch out for Lee's wheel just sneaking into the shot about 3 frames before the finish line! Brilliant racing from everyone.

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.

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