Monday, February 14, 2011

Only In America

Derby folks all over the West Coast are eagerly anticipating the Tuesday February 14, 2011, airing of Only in America, the History Channel show hosted by Larry the Cable Guy will feature a segment filmed at Salem Soap Box Derby's 15th Annual Best in the West Classic race. The race was held Memorial Day Weekend May 29 & 30 2010 and Larry & Crew spent the weekend racing with us cracking jokes and more importantly learning all about Soap Box Derby.

Larry wanted to be involved with every aspect of the race, and helped Jared Sjolin get his Master car set up. He assisted Jarritt Youngers in the starting gates and even raced an oil can car against Hanna Welzbacker (Hannah won). Of course he had everyone laughing from the moment he arrived. But he was also a gracious celebrity guest, taking time to sign autographs on cars, helmets, t-shirts, etc. posing for pictures and joking with everyone. At the end of the day Larry had learned what Derby is all about, friends, family, fun, tough competition and good sportsmanship.

It was a great thrill for all of us at Salem Soap Box Derby to host Larry the Cable Guy and so to Larry and the entire cast and crew of Only in America, Thank You! Come race with us again!

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More pictures from the day here: