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Soap Box Derby returns to Fircrest Saturday

Post by Mary Anderson / The News Tribune on July 13, 2012 at 9:46 am with 1 Comment »
July 13, 2012 12:54 pm

Carson Miller, 10, is send off by Dale Kent and Marcus Miller during the Fircrest Derby Days on Saturday, July 9, 2011. Lui Kit Wong, staff photographer

It’s a flashback to an old tradition, Soap Box Derby. It’s been revived right here and will take over Electron Way tomorrow for Fircrest Derby Days.

It’s the group’s second year putting on the family friendly race that challenges kids to build and race their own gravity cars. Check out all the work, including elaborate paint jobs, car design and good old-fashioned competition starting at 10 a.m.

Electron Way, between Alameda and Spring, will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. to set up the course. Parking is on the surrounding streets. There will be a minimum of three runs for each car leading up to semifinal and final races; a full day of racing.

To check out last year’s race go to and view our photo gallery.

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  1. AshfordDude says:

    Talk about memories!!!!!

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