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Town racers take on third soapbox challenge

Hundreds of people lined King Street in Thetford on Sunday to watch the town’s third Soapbox Challenge.

Opened by town crier, Harry Turburville, and each kart being given their starting orders by mayor Brenda Canham, the teams tried to become the fastest soapbox in town

David Brooks, Thetford Town Council’s Venues Events and Marketing Manager, said: “The people of Thetford came out on an overcast Bank Holiday Sunday in their droves to cheer on the teams who had put so much time and effort into constructing this year’s soapbox karts.”

The winner was a pirate ship cart called ‘AARs’, built by a team from Thetford-based business, Advanced Air UK, winning with their last run of the day, and with a time of 16.96 seconds.

The ‘Best Dressed’ accolade went to the Hearsula team, which was a hearse-style cart, entered by Mark Skinner Funeral Service and the final trophy for ‘Best Kart’ went to Pat’s Barmy Army, which was built by a team from AA Dispatch UK.

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