Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Drew Carney to return to the Salem Soap Box Derby

Next Wednesday Morning, from May 26 from 4:45 am to 7:00 am, Drew Carney from KGW Channel 8 will film a segment on the Salem Soap Box Derby. Drew shot a segment on us a couple of years ago and had a great time, so now he wants to come back.
We're asking for a few volunteers to come down very early Wednesday for a chance to take a run down the track on television. Drew will do a few interviews and is also planning on racing on of our newly refurbished Oil Can Cars. If you get out of bed super early next Wednesday, come on down, it should be a lot of fun.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Saturday May 15, 2010 – Local Championship Pre-Inspection & Practice for all cars that will compete in the June 13th Local Championship. Pre-Inspection is mandatory. If you are unable to be at the pre-inspection please contact: Race Director Jim Youngers, Inspections from 8:00 am – 11:30 am. You must be in line for inspection by 10:30am. After inspections the track will be open for practice and trial runs.

Saturday May 29 & Sunday May 30, 2010 – The 15th Annual Best In The West Classic, AA RALLY
One double elimination race each day, all three divisions, Stock, Super Stock and AA Masters. Plus Oil Can Races for adults. BBQ at the track after the race on Saturday.

Saturday June 12, 2010 – Local Championship – Final Inspection & Pre-Race Banquet.
Final Inspection and weigh in will be held at Bush Park beginning at 9:00 am. All cars will be impounded once they pass inspection for the race on Sunday. Map and info for the banquet will be available at final inspection.

Sunday June 13, 2010 – The 59th Annual Gravity Gran Prix - Salem Soap Box Derby Local Championship.
Final weigh in begins at 8:00 am. Past Champs will lead the Driver’s Parade at 10:00, racing to follow. Championship Awards and Trophies will be presented following the races. Winners in each division will represent Salem and Oregon at the All American Soap Box Derby World Championships in Akron Ohio, July 24, 2010.