Soapbox derby to wow crowd at Wicksteed Park

The Soapbox Derby is taking place at Wicksteed Park NNL-160617-140042001

The Soapbox Derby is taking place at Wicksteed Park NNL-160617-140042001

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Home-built go-karts will career downhill at Wicksteed Park tomorrow (Saturday) for the park’s Soapbox Derby.

The annual event will start at noon and there will be junior and adult races that are fully-booked.

A spokesman for the Kettering amusement park said: “The Soapbox Derby takes the form of a time trial for non power assisted karts run over an inclined course with a left hand bend at the bottom.

“It begins at the speed hump outside the old golf house, now The Studio, next to the camp site and runs down the hill towards the Hexagon Cafe.”

The karts will be launched with a running push start by a team member and the run will be timed by event marshals.

Kart inspection is from 10am until 11.30am. All teams must be registered and their karts inspected during that time.

The event is raising money for Wicksteed Charitable Trust. Competitors are encouraged to dress up themselves and their cars. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed team.