Red Bull Soapbox Race
September 15, 2012
to 5 PM
Windhaven Parkway and Arbor Hills Way , The Colony, TX
Ladies and gentlemen, start your human-powered engines. Red Bull Soapbox Race, featuring some of the wildest legal street racing around, speeds into Dallas on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at The Colony’s Austin Ranch. Forty-four teams manning their soapbox creations will careen through a treacherous downhill course featuring jumps, bumps, curves and swerves. The course opens to the public at 11am; racing commences at 1pm and the winner is crowned at 5pm. “Big Al” from Kidd Kraddick and the Morning Team will host the festivities.
Gear-heads, adrenaline junkies and the just plain crazy, have been planning, plotting, building and testing their creations for months. Hundreds submitted their ideas, and the 44 most unique and creative crafts were chosen. Crafts range from skateboards and running shoes to a giant piece of cheese with LIVE mice inside! Teams will need more than just courage to claim victory on these city streets as they will be judged on three criteria: speed, creativity and showmanship. A star-studded panel of judges including Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones, X-Games all-star Louie Vito, 2012 gold-medalist and world-record-setting swimmer Rebecca Soni, Retired Cowboys Safety Darren Woodson, Step-Up 3D star Rick Malimbri, The Voice contestant Gwen Sebastian, Dallas native and hit show Dallas cast member, Josh Henderson, will have the unenviable job of selecting the champions. A People’s Choice Award will also be given to the crowd’s favorite team.
The event takes place at Austin Ranch on Windhaven Parkway west of Dallas North Tollway.
Pictured: Josh Henderson
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