In the upcoming Denver race, Wahoo’s is the only vendor participating in the competition. The Red Bull Soapbox race has an international and domestic race record with more than 35 races.
The team will be judged on three criteria: speed, creativity, and showmanship. The cart must be entirely human-powered which, on a downhill slope in the Rocky Mountains, will be nothing short of entertaining.
The event is free to the public and there will be a free taco or two for cheering fans. Gates open at 10 a.m. with the first race at noon.
“We are pumped to be competing in this race! This has been a great team-building experience for myself and the other general managers who are involved,” sayss Igor Nemerzhitskiy, crew member and general manager of Wahoo’s Hampden, who has spent long hours in the office garage constructing the cart from an old lawnmower, bicycle tires, tons of Styrofoam, and a few 2x4s, with the Wahoo’s logo as the inspiration behind the design.