Over the last eighteen years, my family has been fortunate to be involved in the local Maine Soap Box derby program.
All the kids raced in the kit car, down hill sport.
Complete with a trailer to haul behind the jeep with berths for all the kid's cars.
To travel to soap box derby rallies in other parts of Maine, into New Hampshire.
Learn more about how to run, what it takes for a local soap box derby race.
Like NASCAR, each car built from scratch, the individual drivers all have color, a spark, personality.
That one by one adds to the gravity racing downhill sporting event.
Were you involved in soap box derby racing, where the winner heads to the World Series of Derby racing in Akron Ohio?
Chances are you or someone you know from the past was part of the derby racing program.
Have heard stories. This year's Ohio derby race is the 76th running and held July 27th on the historic derby downs course with three lanes. And racers from around the world competing in the family fun, competitive car racing sporting event.
Local communities in Maine show up to support racers, to sponsor and underwrite the event. Our Maine race is this Saturday and it is the 18th in a long, proud series of annual events.
The Houlton Maine race the largest race city of them all five years in a row.
Held on a specially engineered hill to save time in the set up.
To avoid inconvenience for the locals in a neighborhood that happen to live on a hill that could be ideal for the derby racing course.
A lot goes into starting up, to keep a derby car racing program running.
Any one thinking of starting a derby racing program, I would love to field questions and help guide.
In the process of getting other local soap box derby car racing programs started, growing, running.
At one time, there were five race cities in all of Maine.
Now the Houlton Maine Derby Hill Program is the one and only venue for the down hill kit car soap box racing event.
Watch the Soap Box Derby Racing videos in the link above! Learn more on how to set up, run a local soap box derby program.
Maine, big state, more community involved down to Earth people, plenty of wildlife live here.