Raceday Schedule

Pre-race scrutineering
Races begin!
Under 12s
Under 16s
16+ Open
Pro Level
Trophy Time!


Live Music
Weird things on wheels
Fun times
Live broadcast by MainFM


Food to fuel your machine
Coffee to kickstart your cart
Billy Cart Challenge Merchandise Tent
Toilets available at Castlemaine Primary School (South School)


Under 12- Fastest time

Under 16- Fastest time

16+ Open- Fastest time

Pro Level- Fastest time

Dr. Norma Gray Community Spirit Trophy
The Castlemaine Billy Cart Challenge was founded with the intention of bringing people together through fostering community partnerships. We encourage families, community groups, schools, service groups and other community organisations to work together on joint projects. Dr, Norma Gray was one of the early pioneers of Soap Box Derbies and Billy Cart racing in Australia, is a long time Castlemaine resident, has a long time family connection with the race and is a strong supporter of the values and goals of the Castlemaine Billy Cart Challenge.

Most Creative- The Trishy Hay Memorial Trophy
This category is in memory of Patricia Hay. No one loved a kooky community event more than Trish. She was also incredibly creative. Hence, we encourage people to get as creative as possible. This category is completely open to interpretation and is open to all billy carts- whether they race or not. Anything goes!
Additionally, carts deemed unsuitable/too dangerous for racing can be entered into this category and still go home with a prize. Carts may be designed with this category in mind, and not be designed to race at all.

Most Salvaged Cart
This category is sponsored by The Salvage Yard and will be judged on the best use of recycled/second hand materials. This is in the tradition of billy carts- making something out of nothing.