All downhill from here for racers on new course
Albany Soapbox Club is preparing for the exciting 2015 Smarter Than Smoking Australian National Soapbox Championships, which will be held at Apex Drive, Mt Clarence, this Saturday.
The annual event, entering its 53rd year, has attracted 28 nominations across the senior and junior ranks with drivers from Perth and Albany set to take part.
Unfortunately, Esperance was unable to attend this year's national championships, but Albany Soapbox Club president Larry Puls said everyone was looking forward to the racing.
"The last couple of weeks we have been playing around with the track and we have a new finish line," he said.
"The track is longer by about 25m and the new surface is making it a lot faster.
"The weather looks in our favour and if it stays that way, times are going to be fast."
Perth pair Kyle Runeckles and Jayden Butler are expected to be strong contenders in the senior class, while Reece Barden, Isaac Puls and Albany's Tayissa Condren will lead chances in the junior division.
Racing will start at 9am and finish about 3pm on Saturday with spectators able to watch for free.
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