Soapbox derby to open up entries

Last year's soapbox derby
Last year's soapbox derby

Preparations are under way for this year’s Brackley Soapbox Derby, with a new class set to be introduced

Now a firm favourite in the town’s calendar year, the event will take place in the High Street on Sunday, June 8 from 2pm onwards.

In addition to the normal juniors, under-15s and adults categories, a new Premier Class is being introduced for the first time.

This is an unrestricted category for professional builders, meaning organisers hope to attract entries from high tech companies based in the area.

The event will once again support Katharine House Hospice, with a soapbox carrying its name running in the under-15 category.

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