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Brisbane Billycart Championships 2019

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by Susan J Bowes (subscribe)
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Build a billycart and race it in the championships
Presented by the Carindale Rotary Club and supported by the Brisbane City Council, the annual Brisbane Billycart Championships are to be held at the Carindale Recreation Reserve on Sunday 8th September 2019.

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All ages from four years to adults can register for $10.00 per driver, although children require an Indemnity and Release form to be signed by a parent or guardian before they can race. Entrants are invited to make and race their own billycart, however, you can borrow one of the twenty loan carts they have on hand, if you cannot build your own.

There are two different types of Billycarts in the Brisbane Billycart Championships one being the traditional Billycart, which has the classic rope steering and the other being a hi-tech cart with mechanical steering and larger wheels. As these races are run on a grass track, there is a strict scrutineering process to make sure everyone has a fair race on the day. There is also a height restriction for the driver's safety that applies to the modified/hi-tech carts. Billycart Specifications can be read here.

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Photo courtesy of Brisbane Billycart Championships 2019

On the day of the event, carts can be dropped off from 6.00am with registration and scrutineering commencing at 7.00am. A "warm-up" commences at 7.30am for drivers to have the opportunity to get a feel of the ramp and starting system for the race. Warm-ups are for all ages. The fun begins at 8.30am with the first race for 6 to 8-year-olds. Any changes to the program can be read on the Facebook or Instagram pages.

Prizes include Winners and Runners-up in all age and cart categories (please note 4 and 5 years are non-competitive), Best Dressed Team, Most Imaginative Cart Design and Winner of the Team/School Event.

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Photo courtesy of Brisbane Billycart Championships 2019

On the day of this event, the Green Heart Fair is also being held at the Cardinale Recreation Reserve and admission is free. There will be plenty of entertainment before and after the race, so this is a full day out for the whole family. If you wish to hold a stall at the Green Heart Fair, contact can be made here.

Carindale Recreation Reserve is located at Bedivere Street, Carindale. The event concludes at 2.00pm.
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Why? Build your own billycart & race it too
When: Sunday 8th September 2019
Phone: 0457 095 457
Where: Carindale Recreation Reserve, Bedivere Street, Carindale
Cost: $10 entry per driver
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In my day Susan billycarts usually had worn out car wheel ball bearings for wheels and needed a downhill solid surface to move on.
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