Pre-Inspection for the Salem Local is May 15 from 9am - noon at Bush Park in the pits area. This is a shell off inspection for all racers who will be participating in the Local. We'll also be offering practice runs on the hill and set up and tuning help. Please contact us for any questions. Pre registration forms for the local will be going out soon.
The 15th Annual Best in the West is May 29 and 30. We're planning on a large field including all three divisions (yes, Masters cars are coming back!). There will be a barbeque dinner after the race on Saturday at the track, oil can racing for grown ups and lot's of fun for everyone. Please mark your calendar and plan on coming to compete for West Coast bragging rights. Pre-registration forms will be going out soon but in the meantime shoot us an email and let us know if you plan on attending.
The 59th annual Salem Soap Box Derby Local Championship Race, The Gravity Gran Prix is Sunday June 13. Final inspections on Saturday and once passed inspection all cars will be impounded for the race. A banquet will be held Saturday night and historic photos will be on exhibit, past champs will be celebrated, awards for best car construction and design will be chosen and heat / lane drawings for the race will be held. Come be a part of Salem's grand racing tradition.
One final note, our race posters are now available for purchase. They are printed in a limited edition on high quality paper. Small posters (8 &1/2 x 11 ") are $7.50 and large (11 x 17") are $15. Custom orders are available in larger sizes. If you are interested in purchasing one of these collector's items please let us know. All proceeds support the Derby.