Red Bull Soapbox Race, the world's wildest downhill racing competition, has announced its return to Texas on Saturday, September 28 in what will be the first iteration in the Dallas-Fort Worth region since 2012. The highly competitive application phase is officially open, but will close on July 15 when up to 70 teams will be selected to participate. Those chosen will see who can navigate their homemade car the fastest through a downhill course, filled with obstacles and potential crashes, in front of a crowd of tens-of-thousands. Although the thrills and spills of the race can generate the crowds' biggest roars, the event is fueled by more than just the need for speed. Participating teams are also driven by creativity and comradery. Teams are judged on a criterion of one-third speed, one-third creativity and one-third showmanship. So, in addition to building the quickest car, teams will also need to impress the judges and crowd by how outrageous and charismatic they can be.