Red Bull Soapbox Race This Saturday!
10th Street Transforms into a Bona Fide Drag Strip this Saturday
WHAT: Back by popular demand, Red Bull Soapbox Race, makes its Atlanta pit stop in the busy streets of Midtown. Defending champion, Beer Connoisseur Magazine is back to defend their 2009 title against some wild rides like the Atlanta Roller Girls Racing Devils, Bedrock ‘n’ Roll, The Nook’s Drunken Astronaut Fishbowl, and more!
WHO: Out of the 200 teams who applied, only 36 demonstrated the most creative, innovative crafts, and were chosen to race. The race order has been decided, and Mach Shell will be the first team to screech down 10th Street, and last but not least, I Love LA Eats.
|Mach Shell – High Speed Turtle – Lilburn, GA||The Interceptors – Birmingham, AL|
|Space Ape – Atlanta, GA||Truly Tremendous Tech Tower T – Atlanta, GA|
|Fire in the Hole – Foothill Ranch, CA||SweetWater Brewing Company – Atlanta, GA|
|Tiger Blood Disciples – Atlanta, GA||The Dirty Birds – Roswell, GA|
|The Prezidents of the USA – Atlanta, GA||Team Penguin – Atlanta, GA|
|Team Publix – Marietta, GA||Skydive Atlanta Racer – Thomaston, GA|
|The Teke’s – Marietta, GA||Team Cheetah – Atlanta, GA|
|Project 9-6-1 – Atlanta, GA||Stumble Force – Bedrock ‘n’ Roll – Brandon, FL|
|CHiPS – Acworth, GA||Top Gun – Alpharetta, GA|
|Beer Connoisseur Magazine – Atlanta, GA||A Very Prima Wedding – Atlanta, GA|
|Beef Brisket Mafia – Woodstock, GA||The Hot & Corny #2 – Atlanta, GA|
|House Rods – Greer, SC||The Sci-Fi Janitors – Atlanta, GA|
|Protenders – Atlanta, GA||Party Foul – Virginia Beach, VA|
|Nook’s Drunken Astronaut Fishbowl – Atlanta, GA||Rat Trap Racers – Athens, GA|
|AtlantaRollergirls Racing Devils – Lilburn, GA||The Protronics League – Atlanta, GA|
|Chic Racers – Atlanta, GA||Team Beremedy – Smyrna, GA|
|FIT Radio – Atlanta, GA||Super Pickle – Rockhill, MO|
|The Goonies – Atlanta, GA||I Love LA Eats – Atlanta, GA|
WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 2012
10:00 a.m. – THE PITS OPEN: The crafts will be lined up with the team members getting ready for the race. Interviews will be available at this time, so feel free to contact us with specific interview requests.
12:00 p.m. – LETS GO RACING: The opening ceremonies kick off the Atlanta Soapbox Race! The first craft is set to race down 10th Street at 12:15 p.m. The race will end approximately at 3:30 p.m. and will be followed immediately by the awards ceremony, where they will crown the Soapbox Winner and the People’s Choice Winner.
We will be racing rain or shine!
WHERE: Midtown near Piedmont Park
10th Street Drag Strip
Media check-in is outside the Grady High School Gymnasium
COST: FREE TO VIEW