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.

Monboys Have a Heart

Monboys at Catterline Monboys Competing at Catterline

One of the teams taking part in CSEx2010 will be aiming to raise money for charity.

The Monboys team from Stonehaven, who have entered two carties for CSEx2010, will be looking for sponsors on the day to help raise funds for The Heart Foundation.

Bentley Takes on Britain's Best

Entries for Cairngorm Soapbox Extreme 2010 are now closed, with a capacity 32 teams taking part. The running order reads like a "Who's Who" of the UK gravity racing scene and includes the winners of all the major UK soapbox races over the last 12 months.

Not Too Late to Get Involved

Entries for this year's event may be closed, but it's not too late to get involved. We're still looking for volunteer marshalls, so if you're interested in being a part of this exciting spectacle then please get in touch. As well as our undying gratitude, you'll get a free supper and a commemorative tee shirt to boot.

Entries Closed

Entries for CSE 2010 are now closed.

We have 31 competitors taking part this year, nearly twice as many as last year. With the winners from Catterline, Border Bogies, Cadwell Park, Belchford and Mansel Lacy all taking part, competition will be intense. As well as competing for the honour of being crowned King of the Mountain, the winner of the inaugural Scottish Cartie Association Championship will be decided at Cairngorm.  Crockle and Alford are current tied for first place and Team Rooket is just one point behind, so they will all be looking to do well.

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