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One Week Until Red Bull's Soapbox Race Returns Downtown; Win Tickets to Pre-Party

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, May 13, 2011, at 03:02PM
Ironheade Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Sean Feeley pilots his Team Ironheade racer over the first jump enroute to a 2009 first-place finish.

Two years ago, 111,000 people crowded around the intersection of 5th and Grand to watch 40 improvised race cars careen downhill in pursuit of speed and pageantry.

The race comes back to the same course on Saturday, May 21, and those interested in being able to see the action should learn from experience and be sure to get there well before the races start at 1pm. Drivers start on Grand Avenue near California Plaza, picking up speed before making the tricky left-hander onto 5th Street and ending up near Pershing Square.

Full event day info can be found on the Soapbox Race website.

One of the teams competing on the 21st will be from Takami Sushi and Elevate Lounge, just a few blocks away from the race at Flower and Wilshire. On Thursday, May 19, Elevate will be hosting a pre-race send-off party and they've invited a few blogdowntown readers to come by for the festivities.

We've got three VIP spots to give away. Each one gets two people in the door cover-free and without waiting in line, and includes two drink tickets.

To enter, tell us what your Downtown-themed soapbox entry would be, and make sure to log in with an account we can use to contact you. Entries close on Monday at noon.

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