Krazy News

24 Feb 2022

West Midlands/Shropshire legal firm FBC Manby Bowdler was today named as track and finish line sponsor for the West Midlands biggest free to attend Soap Box derby.

The award-winning solicitors will be backing both of the Krazy Races’ events in Shrewsbury & Wolverhampton.

The free to attend Krazy Races, first held in 2019, are expected to draw thousands of spectators from across the West Midlands and Shropshire, all keen to see carefully crafted karts hurtle down a track featuring chicanes, obstacles and water features.

When the event was last held in Shrewsbury it attracted an incredible 17,500 spectators while raising more than £20,000 for headline charity Macmillan and other local charities and organisers are expecting even more this year.


As well as Shrewsbury Krazy Races on the 29th May the event will also be heading to Northwich on the 26th June before taking a spectacular final bow in Wolverhampton City Centre on the 21st August.  

The sponsorship deal will see FBC Manby Bowdler, which has been providing award winning legal advice to businesses and individuals since 1826, branding more than 700 metres of track over the two events as well as the giant finish line.   

Neil Lloyd, managing director at FBC Manby Bowdler said; 

“FBC Manby Bowdler is a long-time supporter of both the engineering sector and a range of local charities so Krazy Races is a perfect chassis for our sponsorship! 

“We’re delighted to be backing both events in Wolverhampton and Shropshire, reflecting the wider region where we deliver our stellar legal service and we’re looking forward to a great couple of days out.

“It’s always brilliant to see the innovation and imagination which goes into the karts and it’s fantastic that money is being raised for charity at the same time.”

Event organiser Sarah from Sarah Belcher Events said:

“This announcement today is great news for us and for the events. To keep our soapbox events free to attend we rely on the support of local businesses who are as passionate as we are about providing great, family fun entertainment to everyone. We are so excited to be working with such a fantastic and enthusiastic midlands based company.” 

Applications are still open for entries to Shrewsbury Krazy Races on Sunday 29th May, Northwich Krazy Races on June 26th and Wolverhampton Krazy Races on August 21st but teams are being advised to enter fast as spaces are filling up fast. 

Information on how to enter and sponsorship info for all three events can be found on the Krazy Races website

For more information contact;

Danny Phillips 

Head of Marketing 

Sarah Belcher Events LTD