A high-speed downhill go-kart race held in Macclesfield, South Australia
This is a message from Battunga Country Lions Club, the organisers of The Macclesfield Gravity Festival:
We are very upset at the events that occurred at Gravfest '14 and are sorry that people were injured. We are very concerned about them and we wish them well as they recover. We would like to thank those people who have sent us messages of support.
If you're not racing, you can help us out by spreading the word via posters, facebook and good old fashioned word-of-mouth.
If you're competing in the go-kart, gravity bike or bottle rocket events, see below for specifications and to download an entry form. Remember, places are limited!
If you or your organisation is interested in sponsoring or contributing to the Gravity Festival, check out the sponsors section or email fred (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Testing the Gravity in Macclesfield
There have been reports of strange, unexplainable things occurring around Macclesfield recently.
Newly erected shelves falling down, washing falling from clothes lines, bathroom scales refusing to show weight loss. On Saturday night a person even stepped from a local pub and mysteriously fell to the floor!
Some rumours say that Macclesfield has more gravity than anywhere else in on Earth! Others say the gravity at Macclesfield is a smoother and more refined variety than the ordinary stuff found elsewhere!
They may sound crazy, but could these theories be true? Is there really something different about the gravity in Macclesfield? The time has come to test it out... with a gravity-powered go-kart race!
ARTICLE BY WEEKENDNOTES ‣
Vernon street is closed to traffic over the weekend of the Gravity Festival. The surface is sealed bitumen the length of the course, providing minimal resistance and allowing for high go-kart speeds! The track is more than 600 meters long, dropping an impressive 50 meters in altitude. Past entrants have clocked in at speeds in excess of 70 km/h!
Rules and Competitor Infomation
There are several categories of gravity-powered vehicle racing at Gravfest.
- For competitors in all classes
GO-KART/G-BIKE ENTRY FORM ‣
WOODEN KART ENTRY FORM ‣
CFS/BUSINESS CUP ENTRY FORM ‣
Entry opens for all classes.
Pre-race test day (attendance optional).
Entry closes for go-kart, g-bike, CFS and business cup classes.
Entry closes for the wooden kart class.
Gravfest '14 will span two days, starting Saturday at 10 AM.