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2nd Annual MHBPNA Soapbox Derby Race

It has been almost a year and we are working on getting our second annual MHBPNA soapbox derby race ready to go!

If you missed the last one, it was held at the end of the summer on the Louisa Street hill, just off Margaret Ave. We had four, enthusiastic racers.  We ran several test runs, test races and a couple heats. A winner was crowned before noon.  Good times were had by all!

This year we are doing things mostly the same -- cart specs are the same, registration process it the same, rules are mostly the same.  The big change is that we are going to use a different hill.   More details once everything is confirmed.   The race will be held on August 20th, 2016.

Keep an eye this page for updates.  Also, download the spec sheets from the side, and complete the registration form as well.  The deadline for registrations is August 7th, so complete the form now and get busy building!

Questions?  Feel free to direct them to- the driving force behind the race.

Safety and Qualifications

The Race Checklist will be completed by the Race Check Crew on a date closer to the event that all participants agree on.  All racers will use the Race Checklist as their ticket to race.  Any vehicles that do not complete the Race Checklist will not be allowed to race.  The Race Check Crew will allow completion of the Race Checklist until the end of the first round of races.  The following critical checks will be made and are part of the Race Checklist.

  •  Brakes (a test of the brakes will be performed)
  •  Strength of the frame
  •  Fastening and securing of the axles and wheels
  •  Steering assembly (must have steering stops which prevent wheel lock up on the frame or body)
  •  No sharp edges or objects
  •  NO ALTERATIONS  to wheels or bearings will be allowed, including excess use of 

Any car that does not comply will have to be altered prior to the start of the second round of racing. The driver of the car must be in attendance of the Race Check Crew while completing the Race Checklist.

We will check the:

  • Proof of age of the driver.
  • Proper fitting of helmet


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Friday, July 8, 2016 - 21:14

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Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 09:00