It's all downhill from here: Red Bull announces U.S. Soap Box Race

Not content with sponsoring a NASCAR Nextel Cup team, and American Formula 1 racer Scott Speed, Red Bull is bringing its own brand of non-motorized auto racing to the U.S., and they're looking for racers!

The Red Bull Soap Box Race happens on the streets of St. Louis' Forest Park October 28. Unlike most gravity-powered events, the Red Bull race follows a drag racing-like single elimination, bracketed duel format, with two racers fighting it out side-by-side down the course. The racers get a power boost at the start, too, in the form of a hefty push from their crew of four "mechanics."

Red Bull is looking for fifty teams, who will be scored not only on speed, but also on creativity and showmanship. If you're looking for design ideas, check out photos from some of Red Bull's previous gravity races in Austria, England (pictured above), Sweden, Czech Republic, Australia, Italy, Finland, Ireland, Germany and
South Africa.

Entry details and rules (there aren't many) can be found here. Now get out there and make Autoblog proud!

[Source: Red Bull North America]

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