Scouts from across Lowestoft lap up soapbox racing

Youngsters from all seven Scout groups in the Lowestoft district put soapbox karts that they had han

Youngsters from all seven Scout groups in the Lowestoft district put soapbox karts that they had hand built through their paces at a thrilling race meeting at the Ellough Park Raceway near Beccles. The start of racing. Pictures: MICK HOWES - Credit: Archant

Youngsters from all seven Scout groups in the Lowestoft district put soapbox karts that they had hand built through their paces at a thrilling race meeting.

Youngsters from all seven Scout groups in the Lowestoft district put soapbox karts that they had han

Youngsters from all seven Scout groups in the Lowestoft district put soapbox karts that they had hand built through their paces at a thrilling race meeting at the Ellough Park Raceway near Beccles. Pictures; MICK HOWES - Credit: Archant

For the second year in succession, the soapbox races were held at the Ellough Park Raceway near Beccles – but this time there were some changes to make the races more interesting.

The event was organised by Assistant District Commissioner for Scouts, Mark Hansen. He said: 'We based the event loosely on formula one car racing – so each kart driver and their two pushers firstly had to complete a qualifying time-trial over two laps to decide their grid position for the race proper.

Youngsters from all seven Scout groups in the Lowestoft district put soapbox karts that they had han

Youngsters from all seven Scout groups in the Lowestoft district put soapbox karts that they had hand built through their paces at a thrilling race meeting at the Ellough Park Raceway near Beccles. Pictures; MICK HOWES - Credit: Archant

'Then, for the actual Soapbox Derby, they had to complete three shortened laps of the karting circuit with each team having to change drivers after each lap.'

All the teams completed the course and in a close finish the winners were 4th Lowestoft, who were just followed over the finish line by 14th Lowestoft with 1st Blundeston in third place.

Youngsters from all seven Scout groups in the Lowestoft district put soapbox karts that they had han

Youngsters from all seven Scout groups in the Lowestoft district put soapbox karts that they had hand built through their paces at a thrilling race meeting at the Ellough Park Raceway near Beccles. A pit stop. Pictures: MICK HOWES - Credit: Archant


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Youngsters from all seven Scout groups in the Lowestoft district put soapbox karts that they had han

Youngsters from all seven Scout groups in the Lowestoft district put soapbox karts that they had hand built through their paces at a thrilling race meeting at the Ellough Park Raceway near Beccles. A close finish. Pictures: MICK HOWES - Credit: Archant

Youngsters from all seven Scout groups in the Lowestoft district put soapbox karts that they had han

Youngsters from all seven Scout groups in the Lowestoft district put soapbox karts that they had hand built through their paces at a thrilling race meeting at the Ellough Park Raceway near Beccles. Pictures; MICK HOWES - Credit: Archant

Youngsters from all seven Scout groups in the Lowestoft district put soapbox karts that they had han

Youngsters from all seven Scout groups in the Lowestoft district put soapbox karts that they had hand built through their paces at a thrilling race meeting at the Ellough Park Raceway near Beccles. Podium winners. Pictures: MICK HOWES - Credit: Archant

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