Drivers in their goofy homemade go-karts for Soapbox Derby’s 70th anniversary race

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Drivers in their goofy homemade go-karts for Soapbox Derby’s 70th anniversary race

Adrenaline junkies got behind the wheel of their handmade go-karts this weekend to celebrate the Soapbox Derby's 70th birthday.Organised by the B

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Adrenaline junkies got behind the wheel of their handmade go-karts this weekend to celebrate the Soapbox Derby’s 70th birthday.

Organised by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, the event in Hunstanton involved around 40 teams from across the country who were competing in their cardboard cars. 

Drivers were allowed two spins around the track – with some winning after reaching speeds of up to 30mph. 

Others were less fortunate and crashed, leaving them walking away with bumps and bruises. 

The course, lined with hay bales, was surrounded by hundreds of spectators who cheered on the teams.

Prizes were given to the best-looking kart of the day and the overall fastest time. Teams who finished in the top three positions in the three categories (under 16s, over 16s and over 65s) were also awarded. 

Pictured: The Baywatch kart goes down the seaside course as part of the 70 year anniversary soap box derby

Pictured: The Baywatch kart goes down the seaside course as part of the 70 year anniversary soap box derby

Pictured: The Baywatch kart goes down the seaside course as part of the 70 year anniversary soap box derby

Pictured: A police cadet driver takes off over the ramp on the course

Pictured: A police cadet driver takes off over the ramp on the course

Pictured: A police cadet driver takes off over the ramp on the course

Pictured: An army cadet contestant with his kart trailing smoke hits the ramp hard and crashes

Pictured: An army cadet contestant with his kart trailing smoke hits the ramp hard and crashes

Pictured: An army cadet contestant with his kart trailing smoke hits the ramp hard and crashes

Pictured: The Army cadet driver was left a little worse for wear after his cart crashed

Pictured: The Army cadet driver was left a little worse for wear after his cart crashed

Pictured: The Army cadet driver was left a little worse for wear after his cart crashed

Pictured: But after help from paramedics, he was back on his feet - albeit a little bruised

Pictured: But after help from paramedics, he was back on his feet - albeit a little bruised

Pictured: But after help from paramedics, he was back on his feet – albeit a little bruised

Pictured: : A kart built like a mini caravan makes it way down the course

Pictured: : A kart built like a mini caravan makes it way down the course

Pictured: : A kart built like a mini caravan makes it way down the course

Pictured: Hundreds of spectators turned out to watch the race

Pictured: Hundreds of spectators turned out to watch the race

Pictured: Hundreds of spectators turned out to watch the race 

Pictured: The vegan runners driver weaves his way through the straw bales

Pictured: The vegan runners driver weaves his way through the straw bales

Pictured: The vegan runners driver weaves his way through the straw bales

Pictured: A model of an original 1953 kart is displayed in the pits as part of the 70 year anniversary soap box derby

Pictured: A model of an original 1953 kart is displayed in the pits as part of the 70 year anniversary soap box derby

Pictured: A model of an original 1953 kart is displayed in the pits as part of the 70 year anniversary soap box derby

Pictured: Spectators view the karts in the pits before they take on the course

Pictured: Spectators view the karts in the pits before they take on the course

Pictured: Spectators view the karts in the pits before they take on the course

Pictured: An army cadet contestant with his kart trailing smoke negotiates the straw bales

Pictured: An army cadet contestant with his kart trailing smoke negotiates the straw bales

Pictured: An army cadet contestant with his kart trailing smoke negotiates the straw bales

Pictured: A sleek futuristic kart takes on the course

Pictured: A sleek futuristic kart takes on the course

Pictured: A sleek futuristic kart takes on the course

Pictured: A contestant hits a speed of 27 miles per hour

Pictured: A contestant hits a speed of 27 miles per hour

Pictured: A contestant hits a speed of 27 miles per hour

Pictured: The seasonal Eggy kart and its bunny driver makes it way down the course

Pictured: The seasonal Eggy kart and its bunny driver makes it way down the course

Pictured: The seasonal Eggy kart and its bunny driver makes it way down the course

Pictured: The fire brigade loose a wheel and carry their kart the length of the course

Pictured: The fire brigade loose a wheel and carry their kart the length of the course

Pictured: The fire brigade loose a wheel and carry their kart the length of the course

Pictured: Plumber contestants drive their bath and shower kart down the course

Pictured: Plumber contestants drive their bath and shower kart down the course

Pictured: Plumber contestants drive their bath and shower kart down the course

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