Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Start your engines, the Soap Box Derby is coming to Dunwoody on May 30th.

A youth racing program which has run nationally since 1934. National Championship finals are held each July at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio, and a preliminary competition will be held May 30 at the First Baptist Church Atlanta, located in Dunwoody on Cotillion Drive.

The Dunwoody Soap Box Derby is open to boys and girls ages 8-17 who reside in DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale, Clayton or Henry County.

The race is presented by the Kiwanis Club of Dunwoody. The inaugural race of 2008 was run as a fun non-sanctioned test of car and driver. In 2009 “Stock” and “Super Stock” divisions will compete in head-to-head competition. The stock division is for boys and girls ages 8-13. The Super Stock Division is for boys and girls ages 10-17.

The winner of the Stock and Super Stock division will go on to compete in the National Championship race and week-long festivities held in Akron, Ohio! “We are looking forward to an exciting race and sending our winners on to Akron,” said race director Addie Alberghini.

The Dunwoody Kiwanis invite all area boys and girls between the ages of 8-17 to come race. Area businesses are signing up to sponsor cars, and become track sponsors/exhibitors.

Youth groups including area Boy Scout Troops are already busy finding car sponsors, building cars, and preparing for the competition. Troop 434 of Dunwoody is building a car in conjunction with The Bank of North Georgia.

The Dunwoody Kiwanis can assist in all facets of car building, participation, and sponsorship. The Stock and Super Stock car can be purchased online at www.aasbd.com

For a limited time, The Dunwoody Kiwanis also have car kits available locally for purchase. For more information about race details, purchasing a kit, race sponsorship etc, call Alberghini at 770-454-9881 or Al Tiede at: 770-391-0711.

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