October 31, 2006
Wild and wacky racers compete in first Red Bull Soap Box race
Team Inferno from Windsor, ON, this past weekend, represented Canada at Red Bull Soap Box in St. Louis, Missouri.. Click image to enlarge
St. Louis, Missouri – Over 10,000 spectators, racing fans and thrill seekers filled St. Louis’ Forest Park to watch the first Red Bull Soap Box Race on the weekend. Fast Food wheeled their way to first place in a mere 54 seconds, wowing the judges with both their speed and showmanship. The team was one of 42 chosen from over 500 applications spanning the country.
The race, the first of its kind in the U.S., gave amateur racers and gear heads a chance to achieve speedway stardom – while flaunting their creative side. Jack Has Left The Box, a team of Red Bull Dragsterday veterans and Cornholio nabbed second and third place, respectively, skillfully maneuvering their carts around Carnage Corner and racing across the finish line.
Each team tackled the four-story ramp with flair, racing side by side and hurtling down the challenging 3000 foot course. Carts were wild and wacky ranging from nerdy Numerators and Drunk Elvises driving a pink Cadillac to giant Escargots. Not all the carts cruised their way to the finish line, however – some took a tumble before reaching the first turn. Spoktoberfest and Carriage of the Valiant Infant both nose-dived into the ramp as the first heat of the day.
Teams were judged on three criteria: speed, creativity and showmanship. The winning team received a VIP trip for all five team members to see Red Bull’s inaugural NASCAR Nextel Cup racing team compete next year (cash value $7,500). The second prize took home the ultimate driving day/weekend (cash value $5,000) and third prize got afternoon spent racing against each other at the Grand Prix Speedway in Maryland Heights, MO (cash value $1,500).
For more detailed event information and results, please go to www.redbullsoapboxusa.com.