2017 Welton Soapbox Derby – Results

2017 Top 20 Results – Overall Winners!

We secured the 1st and 2nd quickest time of the day. The only kart under the 40 second barrier.

ProFormance Juniors secured 3rd in the 11-15year old category and 25th from 47 entries overall.



Photos by Jerome Davies

2017 Welton Soapbox Derby – Saturday 15th July

2017 will see Team ProFormance enter two karts into the Welton Soapbox Derby.

The 4th annual event will be held Saturday 15th July in the Village of Welton, Daventry, Northamptonshire,  NN11 2JP


Racing starts at 12pm


47 kart entries will battle it out to see who can descend the High street in the quickest time and more importantly can make it one piece along the 600mtr course.



– Fastest Run Time in each age group category : 1st, 2nd & 3rd place(s).
– Best Creativity across all categories.
– Winners Podium Ceremony at 17:00 on Race Day.



All vehicles must be no more than 2.0m wide, 5.0m long, and 2.5m Tall. Chassis must be atleast 10cm off the ground. Vehicles (excl driver) must not weigh more than 80kg.


Best viewing point :

The hairpin – just after the steepest point of the hill where karts will enter at well over 30MPH. Guaranteed thrills and spills

Our Karts :

Team Proformance

Driver : Ben Winrow

Chassis : Tubular chassis, double wishbone suspension, adjustable rose jointed geometry. Wheels and tyres : Hydrualic disc brakes, Schwalbe Kojak tyres mounted to custom wheels.

Paint & Body : Polypropylene Body, Single vinyl wrap finish supplied by Amber Screen and Print



ProFormance Juniors

Driver: Antwone Hunt, Co driver : Kyron Earle

Chassis : BMX  / spaceframe chassis, Rigid body,

Wheels and Tyres : BMX hardland wheels and tyres, Cable braking,

Paint & body : Polypropylene Body, Paint and vinyl finish, Bluetooth Audio Installation


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4130 Tube

We have now expanded our stock range of 4130 Chrome Moly tube to cater for the Drag racing industry and other race series where the 4130 tube grade is specified.

The high quality 4130 tube has been manufactured in the USA and lengths are currently stocked at 18-24ft long.

We can offer a next day delivery service to all UK addresses


For more information on 4130 and the standard size range, please click below

4130 Steel


Please contact us with your requirements for quotation



Change of address – ProFormance Metals have moved.

ProFormance Metals have relocated the UK warehouse facilities to a new address. We hope the move will enable us to maintain a high level of customer service, speed of deliveries and increase our stock range of specialist metals and plastics supplied worldwide.

Previous address : 14 Alvis Way, NN11 8PG


Our new address is as follows :


ProFormance Metals
High March Close
High March Industrial Estate
NN11 4EZ

Our Phone and email address will remain the same :

+44 (0) 1327 311660





ProFormance Metals Sponsored Driver : Blake Angliss

April 1st & 2nd 2017

Another great weekend saw Blakes winter practice pay dividends and produce his best weekend performance so far.

Blake entered both the Mini X30 (combined with the LGM series) and Junior X30 in round 1 of the TVKC summer championship.

Mini X30 – Combined with LGM (Little Green Man) Tour

Heat 1 – Started 6th on the grid and finished 5th with the race being cut short with a Red Flag

Heat 2 – Started 19th on the grid and finished 8th – Having lacked pace in heat 1, a change of a faulty carburettor appeared to have solved the problems.

Heat 3 – Started 18th on the grid and finished 24th – due to a 10 second bumper penalty caused when a kart in front spun causing both karts off the track and having to re-join at the back.

Final – Started 14th on the grid and finished 7th – New front bumper and on the pace and with some great driving and skilful overtaking and just 0.5 second off a 4th place finish.

Secured :  1st Place Rookie

Junior X30

Heat 1 – Started 4th on the grid and finished 1st – securing his first heat win.

Heat 2 – Started 21st on the grid and finished 9th – great driving throughout the heat

Heat 3 – Started 26th on the grid and finished 21st – crossed the line in 17th but due to a 10 second bumper penalty which dropped him 4 places.

Final –  Started 7th on the grid and finished 4th – Just 1.7 seconds off 1st place and 1.6 seconds clear of 5th place.

Secured : 1st Place Rookie


Although the two classes entered were back to back in all the practices, heats and finals, Blake managed to muster enough strength from somewhere for a yet another  push in the both finals, not only to get high placed finishes but to win the 1st Rookie in both classes – A great effort all round.

It appears to be a promising season ahead, and we look forward to many more successful results from Blake and the team

For further information on how ProFormance Metals can assist your motorsport career, please contact us




ProFormance Metals Sponsored Driver : Blake Angliss

Sponsored Driver Blake Angliss had another exciting weekend competing in the Junior X30 Winters Series. The promising young driver from Coventry show’s great potential to be a champion kart driver and a positive ambassador to ProFormance Metals.

Wearing the newly released ProFormance Metals Livery, in association with Amber Screen and Print graphics, Round 4 was held at the Trent Valley Kart Club in mixed weather conditions.

Starting 33rd on the grid, Blake managed to work his way through the pack and secure 15th place overall, making up an impressive 18 grid positions and taking the award for 1st place Rookie.



We will be closely following Blake’s progress throughout the season.



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Race Retro 2017

Hall: 2 Stand : 226

Race Retro has a great mix of static displays of both 4 and 2 wheel vehicles from the world of iconic motorsport. Silverstone auctions are also in attendance with a collection of rare and exotic road and race vehicles up for grabs.


Our stand will showcase the range of the specialist metals and plastics we stock and supply worldwide to the historic motorsport and classic vehicle sectors. We will display various tubing for  roll cage and chassis construction, engineering steels, Aluminium’s and high performance alloys.




  • NEW! 100s of stunning racing & rally cars 250 specialist exhibitors, clubs & autojumble 
  • NEW! Motor Sport Live Stage with racing legends
  • Silverstone Auctions competition & classic car sale
  • NEW! Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live! Live Rally Stage with Group B cars
  • NEW! Drive a rally car experience
  • NEW! Driver & navigator introduction training  Race Retro Tour
  • NEW!  Become an Historic Motorsport Racing Driver

Fire Up Paddock | Classic Kart Racing Classic Motorcycles | Race Licence Medicals


To find out more information, please get in contact.

Autosport International Show 2017 : 12th-15th January

We will be exhibiting at the World famous Autosport International show at the NEC, Birmingham, UK. Autosport International show exhibitor

Located on Stand 6515, we will be showcasing samples of our stocked materials for rollcage and chassis construction, our aesthetically pleasing re profiled streamline and oval sections and alongside various other raw materials used within engineering and fabrication sectors.

We are also pleased to have a Porsche 3.0 RSR alongside us courtesy of Tuthill Porsche. The car was constructed at their HQ using materials supplied by ProFormance Metals.

Please feel free to stop to discuss your material requirements or it would be great to catch up with existing customers, even if it’s just a quick “Hello”

Vintage Aircraft Restoration

ProFormance Metals keep a wide range of materials that can be used in Vintage Aircraft Restoration. Our stocks of 4130 and BS4 T45 allow for restoration or production of many various aircraft and in many cases using the original sizes and period correct profiles.



Due to the nature of the average small quantity requirement, we are able to offer a re profiling service to produce streamline, oval, rectangle and square section on 1 length MOQ’s.




We ensure that our material is produced from approved sources and manufactured to the full specification to ensure the highest quality in material and full traceability for airworthiness.


Please contact us to find out more in how we can advise, source and supply for your projects.




Roll Cage tube Supplier

ProFormance Metals are considered worldwide to be a number one supplier of Roll cage tube and other specialist metals and plastics used in the Motorsport, Automotive, Defence and Niche vehicle sectors.

We manufacture, stock and supply various grades of roll cage tube and even have created our own grade of material that is FIA and MSA approved called ROPT510 (Roll Over Protection Tube: 510 Nmm2 min tensile, 370 N/mm2 min Yield)

With no minimum order charge and our minimum quantity of supply being 1 length of tube, we can cater for small roll cage adjustments, project builds to full works team preparation.


We pride ourselves on providing high quality materials only produced from approved manufacturing sources, all of which are fully traceable and supplied with certificates upon request.


The advantages of a bespoke roll cage :
  • The Roll Cage is manufactured to fit your car, with no modifications from an off the shelf product.
  • The grade of roll cage tube used is controlled via our certification and quality approvals on the distribution of steels.
  • Certification will be in your name and therefore can be traced alongside other vehicle records
  • Continuity of materials are controlled in terms of tensile strengths and elongation (formability). We have manufacturing facilities producing tubes against our specification (ROPT510) – This is of particular importance to roll cage installers and tube manipulators to ensure the same level of quality of roll cage is produced each time.
  • Purchasing direct from us as a stockholder will ensure you are paying the best price for the tubing used.
  • Tubes supplied will be guaranteed to exceed MSA and FIA regulations
    Our network of cage fitters and fabricators can help you with either a local installation or the best in the business for your needs.

Roll Cage tube spaceframe



We are also able to supply finished parts varying from single hoops to full homologated cage structures.

Roll Cage

A roll cage is a specially engineered and constructed frame built in or around the passenger compartment of a vehicle to protect its occupants from being injured in an accident, particularly in the event of a roll-over.

There are many different roll cage designs depending on the application, hence different racing organisations have differing specifications and regulations.

Another benefit of a roll cage is that it will also help to stiffen the chassis, which is desirable in racing applications.

The ProFormance Metals stock range caters for MSA National, SFI and FIA International cage manufacture.


Roll Bar

A roll bar is a single bar behind the driver that provides moderate roll over protection. Due to the lack of a protective top, some modern convertibles utilise a strong windscreen frame acting as a roll bar. Also, a roll hoop may be placed behind both headrests (usually one on older cars), which is essentially a roll bar spanning the width of a passenger’s shoulders.

Roll Over Protection Structure

ROPS refers to operator compartment structures (usually cabs or frames) intended to protect equipment operators and motorists from injuries caused by vehicle overturns or rollovers.

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