May 19, 2022 - Things to Do

Meet Des Moines' Red Bull speed demons

A photo of a Red Bull Soapbox team.
The Cream Team: These are employees of the Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department with a vehicle inspired by the Iowa State Fair Butter Cow and Anderson Erickson Dairy. Photos courtesy of Red Bull Soapbox Race

The Red Bull Soapbox Race this week published the list and concept drawings of the teams that will compete in the June 18 race at the Iowa Capitol.

Why it matters: Team Axios is in the lineup and we're sizing up our competition.

Catch up fast: It's Red Bull's first soapbox competition in Iowa and it's expected to attract at least 25,000 spectators.

  • 26 of the roughly 50 teams are from Iowa.

Who we're watching: These teams have slick designs but can their speeds match?

Cheer us on: Team pits open at 10am the day of the race. Races launch at noon.

  • Capital Complex: 801 E. Walnut St.
A photo of a Red Bull Soapbox team.
Lebeda Racing Team looks cozy now but can they survive the course? Photos courtesy of Red Bull Soapbox Race
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