Soap Box Teams
#SB13. Andy Northfield - Fastlane Displays
Fastlane Displays Ltd will be running in the 2018 Harewood Soapbox Derby to raise awareness for Mental Health. Team leader Andy Northfield is hoping to raise money to help the Charitable Trust Jonathan’s Voice. This cause is very close to his heart as it was founded after his cousin Jonathan McCartney tragically took his own life in October 2017. As well as raising awareness of mental health in the workplace and beyond the trust raises money for other charities that support people in their time of need.
The biggest killer of men in mid-life is not soapbox racing it’s Suicide. Mental health can affect anyone at any time of life however it's on the rise in mid-life men.
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#SB14. 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
#SB17. Mike Jennings - TAD 1
TAD 1 was originally designed and built as an apprentice project at Lambert Engineering Limited for our local charity race at Windmill Hill during 2013. The team of six apprentices aided by senior mentor Mike Jennings built TAD 1 in approximately six weeks. One company philosophy at Lamberts is ‘right first time’ and TAD 1 has proved to be just that securing multiple wins from the same basic design and layout. Only three subtle changes have taken place and they are:- rack and pinion steering, brakes on all four wheels and seating position of the driver. TAD 1 has been photographed with Guy Martin on board when he was researching for the soapbox world speed record and also with MP Nick Clegg when he visited Lamberts during a nation apprentice week initiative.
#SB19. Simon Graeme
A team of 4 Yorkshire-based mechanics, all working at Simon Graeme’s Auto Service Centre. Our first soap box race was back in 2015 and we finished in 2nd place! After a couple of modifications to our soap box this year, with Simon at the wheel we’re hoping to go one place better in our second run out.
#SK8. Dom Quinn
Dom Quinn has been driving gravity racers for some years now, as part of the “Where’s me Spanners?” team.
He was the youngest competitor at the famous ‘Cairngorm Extreme’ events.
This year he will be competing in his own SpecKart as “Where’s me Scalpel?”
(He is in his final year studying medicine at Keele university hoping to become an orthopaedic surgeon.)
His racing career has been marked by some spectacular crashes, but last year at Harewood he was driving the SpecKart of Andy Ash…
He was un-beatable and easily the fastest Speckart on the hill.
He was unanimously voted winner of the 1st SpecKart ‘Head to Head’ trophy.