Ready! Set! Go! Red Bull Soapbox Race will return to Los Angeles after a six-year hiatus on August 20 to feature some of the wildest legal street racing around. While the city is well known for its bumper-to-bumper traffic, we are making way this summer and transforming Elysian Park into a bonafide racetrack. 70 teams will be selected to compete in this human-powered racing event, encouraging gear heads and adrenaline junkies alike to break out their toolboxes and build outrageous non-motorized soapboxes designed to thrill the masses. These speed demons will race down Angels Point Road leading them to brave chicanes, hairpin corners and jumps before screeching across the finish line.
CALLING ALL SPEED DEMONS
Have you ever wanted to speed past a crowd of thousands as they cheer you on to victory? If the answer is yes, Red Bull Soapbox Race Los Angeles is calling your name! Teams can enter their engineering marvels and crazy concepts with a formal application, information found at www.redbullsoapboxrace.com starting today. Don't delay – get that concept submitted ASAP, as applications MUST be submitted by June 16.
Teams will need more than just courage to claim victory on these city streets, as they will be judged on three criteria: creativity, showmanship and speed. So, make it fast, fabulous and fun! Previous events have proven the most outlandish crafts are typically the big winners, so put on your creativity caps and let loose.
DRIVERS, START YOUR HUMAN-POWERED ENGINES
Each soapbox must be powered by gravity and imagination, which means no stored power or external energy sources allowed. And size does matter! All vehicles must not exceed a maximum of six feet wide and twelve feet long, no taller than seven feet, be at least seven inches from the ground, and cannot weigh more than 176 lbs (not including the driver). Drivers, engineers and grease monkeys must be at least 18 years old to be part of the five-person team.
Don't have the fortitude to put your body on the line? Spectators are welcome to check out the thrills and spills unfold from the sideline, as the event is free to attend.
The Los Angeles event will be the 21st U.S. Red Bull Soapbox Race to ever take place, with the first stateside race held in St. Louis in 2006. The global event dates back to 2000, when it first took place in Belgium, and has since visited almost 50 countries.