West African Group took part in the Red Bull Box Order Race on 16 September with a box cart made from recyclable and reusable plastics, and aptly named ‘The Reusables’. The Red Bull Box Order Race is a global event for amateur drivers racing homemade soapbox crafts. Each handmade machine is dueled by creativity and competitive fun – not to mention the need for speed. This unique non-motorized racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike to design and build outrageous, human-powered soapbox dream machines and compete against the clock in a downhill race.
Red Bull has held more than 100 box car races around the world since the first one in Brussels in the year 2000 – from Australia to South Africa, Helsinki to St. Louis, Jamaica to Italy.
South Africa’s most innovative and witty teams raced each other down the twists and turns of Sandton Drive in Johannesburg and wow – what a day! Jozi spring weather played along and some 25 000 fans of all ages came out to enjoy the action. And action there was aplenty.
With 70 incredible teams all tearing down the 500m hill at Sandton Drive (one of the steepest tracks ever in the 128 editions of the race).
After 8 weeks of prep, four major obstacles, 37 odd crashes, there were just three spots on the podium and in the end, could only be one winner. That title went to South African Bobsled team with Bathtime second and Ballbarian Dragons third.