Albany Soapbox Club set to hold first meeting this Sunday after the scheduled first event was rained out

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Soapboxes are towed up Apex Drive to the starting point.
Camera IconSoapboxes are towed up Apex Drive to the starting point. Credit: Taj Stubber

Albany Soapbox Club will hold their first meeting of the 2020 season when members race down Mt Clarence this Sunday.

The club were due to hold their first meeting on February 7 but the event was rained out.

They are putting a call out to any former members or drivers who may have any old boxes or parts sitting around not being used, especially rims, with the club having four new members join this season replacing a few that have left.

Albany Soapbox Club will launch its 2021 season with a registration day at Apex Drive between 9.30am and noon on Sunday.

Racing soapboxes in Albany is open for ages six to 17 with no experience needed.

Albany will host the 59th Australian National Soapbox Championships on Easter weekend and they will hold their RSL Championships on November 7.

The Andrew Hannig Race Day will be run on September 12 and will be part of their 13 meeting season.

President Larry Puls said he was excited for the season to start.

“We are champing at the bit to get the season under way after our first meeting was rained out,” he said.

“We have had a few changes within the club, promoting the club at speedway and on our Facebook page, gaining four more, so we have replaced what we have lost.

“Registrations are still available on the day and we will have the tandem car there to teach people the ropes.”

The club are on the lookout for a licensed traffic controller to help them out on race day.

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