1. Adam Cock - Calders & Grandidge
We had our first season last year in the guise of Team Danger Mouse and had some success - our best result being at Harrogate. This year we are
racing as Team Fireman Sam – our vehicle is one of Sam’s fleet called Venus. Please come and support us – Sam would love to see you!!
4. Team Devil - Specky
Specky is one of our Speckarts we are building to bring a one series championship to Karting, side by side racing, safe, quick and cheap.
7. Team Tortoise - Julian Hinchcliffe
This is our 4th year of competition (2nd year at Harewood) and our 1st year with 2 carts.
10. "Where's me spanners?"
1st event was Cairngorm Extreme 2011 (Came 14th out of 40 starters)
2nd event Dalby Forest 2011 (Trophy for ‘Best Turned Out’)
2012 saw us enter the Scottish Cartie Association Championship
Eventful rain drenched meetings saw us end the series as SCA Cartie Champions (Joint with team Alford)…
2013 – Present day
We’ve been at race meetings in…
Border Bogies (Denholme)
Cairngorm Extreme (Aviemore)
Screwfix Off-Road (Winners in Shropshire, 2nd and 5th at National final in Scotland)
Hawksland Hill (Scotland)
Brechin Halloween (Scotland)
Dalby Forest (Yorkshire)
Eastnor castle (Worcestershire)
Harewood (You know this one !)
Penn House Grand Prix (Amersham)
East Coast Challenge – Maryland. USA
We’ve picked up a few trophies along the way… Which may have put us in your ‘Pro’ category…
But this year at Harewood, we’re going to be driving a ‘Fun’ cart… We call them ‘Spec Karts’ !
15. Mark Roberts Engineering
We are an amateur team who have competed twice but are up for the challenge our car has a vintage sports car look to it.
20. Stef Cree
After racing soap boxes last yr I decided to run 2 wheels this year be entering the British gravity bike championship. I'm in my rookie yr at 43 yrs old and currently lie 4th in the over all championships. 2 wheels is way more exciting then 4 for sure. More risky but not adrenaline and adrenaline is good.
23. Geoff Burton
24. Will Feather
27. Neil Nutting
Mainly we are a farther and son team have fun on a low budget.
Yes we have been doing this for 7 years and we are currently on kart number 2. So I put us in the pro class 😃
We came second last year at this event don't think we will do that again 😂
30. Hartley Racing Team
Based in Portsmouth Hampshire, we originally started competing in gravity racing in 2010 but took a break at the end of 2011 till the start of 2017. It will be our first time racing at Harewood. We are a pro team and this will be our 5th event of the year. It's been a challenging year with finding the limits of the new cart but we took 2nd place at Richards Castle.
33. Simon Graeme
2. Ashley Smith
We are a family amateur team with a thirst for speed the cart is based on a Classic F3 race car using the word based loosely.
5. Team Devil - Gavin
Gavin was our first build for Ben, 7 years ago, only based on photos from the internet and with the intention to only use what we could find or scavenge. The kart has had a few crashes along the way, which has forced us to alter and upgrade, Ben still drives Gavin and thinks it is simply the best Kart on the circuit.
8. Team Tortoise - Toby Hinchcliffe
We are still trying to improve and not end up in the hedges, if Toby crashes anymore we are going to start getting charged for replacement fence panels.
11. Ted Leahy
We will be racing a highly tuned steam roller, sorry I mean 'Landy' Soap Box. Richard is currently adding weight, I mean carefully redesigning the old soapbox to resemble a Land Rover. A Huge butterfly snow plough blade was considered to ensure safe removal of anything that gets in our way but due to time constraints we are just going to have to stick with a front bumper.
Brakes... well who needs brakes anyway!
13. Martin Butler
16. Simon Melton
18. Matthew Harrison
This soapbox is based on two pushbike frames running 20" wheels.
It has been upgraded since I started using it by improving the brakes and lowering the ground clearance. This soapbox has competed at Worlaby, Windmill Hill, Belchford and Coleby. We have achieved two third places at Worlaby and has performed better than expected at the other events we have competed in. Although this is are first time at Harewood Soapbox challenge.
21. Justin Greaves
25. Jim Croisdale
I'm currently on with my first build so am a newcomer to the sport who thought that the Harewood event would be the perfect place to start!I am basically a one man design/build and drive team, although I do have some help with transportation and a couple of family members who will be coming along
28. Stephen Thomas
Well as i don't get paid to do this it makes us all amateur but if there are classes i would be in the pro.
31. Paul Cross
From the alpine regions of East Anglia this father and son team know only one way to get down a hill: flat out. In their second season of racing, EAMR will definitely put on a show in the pursuit of style as well as speed.
3. Team Devil - Delihah
Team Devil have 6 karts in total and these are our favourites.
Delilah, I’m ashamed to say I bought ready built and is a little legend in the inner circles, an extremely fast Kart which Craig is trying to tame. ‘If you can’t beat it, buy it!’
6. Skinny Blackdog - Roderick Kent
Team Blackdog has been racing for about seven years now. In its present incarnation The Blackdog is designed to combine the two wheel fun of gravity bike (which I tried for a couple of seasons and is tremendous fun) with the lying down comort of cartie racing (ho ho). Basically a stripped down cart which can be flatpacked for transport or during the off season. It has the flies in your teeth feel of G biking but without the constricion of a standard carts bodywork (or coffin assembly as I prefer to call it). The cart in this form has been racing (fairly creditably) for about three seasons. The team consists of a designer, constructor, driver and track support all packaged in one person.
9. Pickard Event Services
So, have you guessed yet? We're the organising team. We have enjoyed Soap Box events for over three years. We shamefully bought our Soap Box that had been hidden in someones shed, but a least she is dusted off and up and running. We hope you enjoy the event!
12. Andy Ash
He may not admit it but this guy is a trojan. He has bent over backwards to make this event happen. He is well known on the Gravity circuit. MASSIVE THANK YOU MR ASH!
"Bit about us !! Leeds based Team. Been racing now for a few years up and down the UK, and further afield.Looking forward to the pre race Bash Saturday, as much as running down the hallowed tarmac of Harewood. Bring It On !!"
14. Brian Bennett
,I am 69 years old , am a volunteer driver for the NHS, I race at Harewood last year , and have spent the winter building a new bogie , and had a couple of wins this year , I don't have a team, just poor old me.
17. Casey Handby
19. Andrew Northfield - Fastlane Displays
Living life in the Fastlane (Pun Intended). Meeting up with colleagues and friends for team building a fun. Will the Fastlane 2017 Soap Box last longer than it’s 2015 predecessor???????
22. Ian Round
26. Richard Burton
We are a father and daughter joint effort team. Dad, Richard, does all the effort and Katie hangs around the joint. On race days near to home a motley crew of helpers turn up to provide some muscle, encouragement and sausage sandwiches. Luckily consuming bacon butties and pork pies actually makes us go faster – see us in the pits for an explanation provided you bring calorie laden comestibles
29. Mark Tindley - Synthotech
32. Lambert Engineering