The Portage Soap Box Derby is hosting an introduction to Derby Racing Clinic on April 23th, at 4808 East High St., Buchert Park, Mantua, Ohio, 44255. The clinic will be held at the pavilion in the park. The Time is: 2-4PM. The clinic will be run by Race Director Dean Olson.
The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program for ages 7 –20 years old. There are 3 race divisions, and all cars come as kits, with complete step by step instructions.
Those persons attending the clinic will have an introduction to Derby racing, see a derby race car assembled, and learn about tuning a car to make it go faster. The attendees will have an opportunity to sign up to take a ride down the 989 foot long Derby Downs Race track traveling at 30+mph, on May 6th or 7th . This is the same weekend as the Portage County Derby Rally Race. If you cannot make it to the Derby Race Clinic, but you are interested in derby racing, and would like to take a run down Derby Downs Hill, please call: (330-351-3035).
All children are equal when racing down a race track, no matter what their limitations may be.
The PCSBD, also has a limited amount of corporate cars available, these are owned by the PCSBD, and loaned to families to use and race at the local race, and rally race. They are free to use with a few limitations.
Portage County has had 2 World Champs; Rickie Lea Murphy-2004, and Tyler Gallagher-2005.Will you be the third World champ? The next Portage County Local Derby Race will be June 17th, at Buchert Park, Mantua.
For more information on Derby Racing go to: aasbd.com, or call Dean-330-351-3035