The first Soap Box Race supported by Microgaming took place on the Isle of Man. The world leading online gambling software provider organized this event to raise the funds for Isle of Man Hyperbaric. The goal was achieved and, more than that, all the competitors and spectators had real fun too.
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The event was participated by more than twenty five homemade soap boxes. They all raced from Upper Church Street down to the coast and against the stopwatch. In the competition to become the champion there were heroic crashes, great jumps and loads of laughter. The supporting crowd had hours of entertainment and the £2,900 collected thanks to the Race was absolutely deserved. Every one of the soap boxes had to go downhill two times and only 5 fastest of these went through to the final. The split between the winner and the participant taking third place was just 0.06 seconds, so it was really tight.
The Microgaming Soap Box Event Race winners
The ‘Manx Engineers’ team finished first and received the main prize. The ‘Hobbyweld’ team finished second and the ‘Miquando’ finished third. But there were other prizes too. Despite the fact they did not come first, ‘Brum’ was awarded for being the fastest soap box on the event. The team from London ‘Does My Scrum Look Big In This’ gained the outstanding soap box prize. The Snaefell Mountain Railway team with the soap box named ‘Moore and Son’s’ was awarded for the best crash, while prize for the most impressive jump went to ‘Swagelock’. Summering up, we can say that the first Microgaming Soap Box Race was a success and no one was surprised to hear that the company is planning to make it an annual.