Wacky racers hurtle down Portishead course

PUBLISHED: 17:00 16 July 2018

Soapbox racing - Portishead Lake Grounds..

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Postman Pat and Cars were some of the inspirations behind the latest crop of carts which took on Portishead’s SoapBox Race course.

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More than 30 teams took part in this year’s event at the Lake Grounds with some travelling as far afield as Scotland to compete.

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Team Flash Champions won the trophy for a second consecutive year following a steward’s inquiry.

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They beat second-placed Pizza Crew by just 0.4 seconds.

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Organiser Ben Knowles said: “The day went really well with around 10,000 people visiting the event from as far away as Aberdeen, Liverpool and London.

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“The event was well supported by residents and had a fantastic group of volunteers supporting it.

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“We are looking forward to racing again in 2019.”

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The crowd was also cooled down by a range of refreshment stalls.

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