Axios to compete in Red Bull Soapbox Race in Des Moines
Why it matters: 'Cause it's fun.
- Plus: It's going to be a big bash and you can be part of the excitement. At least 25,000 people are expected to attend the race, which is promoted as "the world's wildest downhill" competition.
Details: Up to 50 teams will build and race soapbox cars on a track that will run along East Walnut Street, downhill from the Capitol.
- The cars won't have motors but they must have brakes. That's good for Axios Des Moines reporter Linh Ta, because we're putting her behind the wheel.
What's next: More details, such as race start times and the schematics of each team's vehicle, will be released in coming weeks.
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