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September 21, 2013

Handcars are relics of railroad history, flatbeds on steel wheels that miners and track crews propelled by a hand pump. This by-gone era has returned to North Platte for a fun-filled day of races. A handcar racing team consists of five members—a pusher and four pumpers. With the pumpers standing on the stationary car, the pusher squats behind it and pushes to get it going. The pumpers then drive the car by working the lever bar. Each race is a furious, punishing 500-foot run against the clock.

Registration Form

Handcar Race Rules-REVISED*

*All participants will be required to sign a Liability Waiver for all participated events. Including practice days.

Practice Dates:
Saturday, September 14, 2013 Noon - 5pm
Friday, September 20, 2013 Noon - 5pm

5 Person Teams - Divisions: Mens | Womens | Mixed

Handcars will be provided

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