Soap Box Race Results!

Last Saturday we held our first ever Soap Box Race. There were 7 karts all competing for the fastest time down our race track, which included a chicane and jump to test both steering and build, with straw bales and tyres galore. We also had a custom built start and finish line arena, cleverly crafted by McCormacks.

The crowds came and lined the track, which made for a great race atmosphere, with each run timed and marshalled by The 63 Car Club.

The times and winners were as follows:
1st – Massey Ferguson Tractor (31.1 secs) – John Patterson, Graeme Geddes & Neal Anderson
2nd – Rod Bike (32.9 secs)
3rd – Fear The Beard (37.8 secs)
4th – The Dream Machine (43 secs)
5th – The 63 Car Club (45.6 secs)
6th – The Kart (1min 46 secs)
DNF – Postman Pat’s van

‘Best Kart’ was awarded to James Nicol for ‘The Dream Machine’, which was a kart cleverly disguised as a bed.
Well done to all the kart builders, they were all brilliant.

After the main team race, we held a crowd race, for anyone brave enough to jump into one of the karts and race down the track.  1st was David Farquhar with the best time of the day (29.5 secs), 2nd was Neal Anderson (30.4 secs).

Away from the track there were attractions galore with bouncy castles, face painting, various stalls and golf games.

The winner of nearest the pin (for a 4-ball at Gleneagles) and the Crazy Putt competition was Kevin Rumbles.
Straightest drive was won by Charlie Anderson.
Nobody guessed the correct number of sweets, which was 973, but Liam Anderson won with the closest guess of 998.
200 Squares winners were: 1st G Downie (£100), 2nd Chris Grant (£60), 3rd Rachel Widgery-Grant (£40).

We would like to thank our main sponsor Walkers Shortbread for supporting the event. Thanks also go to Riverside Kitchens, McCormacks, The 63 Car Club, Rothes Fire Brigade, Willie Younie (Trocadero), and Jennifer Dodd (for her fab face painting skills).

Various other local companies and individuals gave their support as well. They were Forsyths, The Station Hotel, Hendersons, Rothes Garage, Speyside Car Sales, Rothes Butcher, Costcutters, Speyburn Distillery, Glenrothes Distillery, Macallan, Glen Grant Distillery, Vanity Hair & Beauty, Oakwood Cookery School, Rothes Brewery, Rothes Chemist, Mark Fraser and Mr Retson.

Finally, we would like to thank everyone who donated bottles and home bakes, and to everyone who helped set up on Friday and on race day.

We look forward to seeing you all next year! The date is to be announced soon!