Each driver should have received a timeline. In brief, it is as follows: SATURDAY: 9 am – Drivers sign in 10 am – Super Kids race 9-12 – Stock and Super Stock Inspections (Mandatory) by 4 pm - Stock and Super Stock cars are impounded SUNDAY: 8 am – Drivers sign in 9 am – Opening procession 9:30 – Stock and Super Stock Races start 4 pm – Targeted finish
There will be plenty of food and games to go with these activities. We will even have the bookmobile there. We also hope that each Sertoma club is represented to show their support. We are still in need of volunteers in many areas.
We always need volunteers during the race and would like to let you know now what that involves. Please offer to help if you can.
We’d like to extend a special welcome to the kids from Denver Children’s homes and Arapahoe Community College Auto Tech Program who have begun participating in the soap box derby. They are a great addition with their gracious and cheerful attitudes. They are such an asset. The addition of these racers has given our Super Stock program a much needed boost in participation numbers.
We need money. At this point in time, we do not have enough money to cover the Akron stipends for the local winners. Please dig deep and help us provide this experience to the kids. We have received several recent donations of goods that we need to sell in order to turn them into usable funds. Please volunteer to assist.
PLEA FROM THE COMMITTEE
• We need more volunteers to help build the committee for next year. We would like to establish an executive committee to ensure a cohesive and comprehensive race administration.
• We would like to request each club to provide a display (as was shown in the video of the 1st year’s racing) at the June 11-12 championship race. Grab a canopy, some folks from your club and share your involvement with everyone.
SMHSBD Committee meetings held the 3rd Monday of each month @Jerry Stander’s Fix Auto, Highlands Ranch, 3900 Norwood Drive, Littleton, CO 80125. 6:30 pm. All are welcome and appreciated. See SMHSBD.com or 303.791.1900 for SMHSBD Info.
Our Next meeting is on March 21st.
Location: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy, Ave. Aurora, CO
Next Race Date for 2016
Races are held at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds 25690 East Quincy Avenue, Aurora CO
June 11-12, 2016 Denver Metro Local Championship Weekend
2016 First Energy All American Soap Box Derby World Championships July 10-16 2016 Akron, Ohio
Other Important and Upcoming News
Soap Box Derby Forms
There has been confusion in the past with the Sertoma and Akron forms. Registration forms will be the official All-American Soap Box Derby Registration Form accessed from the website. The form is access via the RACES menu option, selecting the race for which registration is intended, and clicking the Register Now link under the race information. A supplemental Mile High addendum will also be present on that page providing the committee other personal information that we seek locally and for use by the announcers at the races.
Championship Race Fees for 2017
Fees will not be varying next year. There will be one fee that will be good throughout the year. That fee will be $60. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused, but did at one time consider it necessary. We still need to get interested families registered as soon as possible. We do not want an absence of an early registration discount to deter families from registering early.
It will be necessary for each club to have a representative at the races to assist in the collection of club cars after cub cars are used by other individuals. We also need club representatives to be present at committee meetings and help to get more involvement in the events and rallies. Better organization and planning will help us grow the program and give each a more valuable experience.
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Contact me (Karen Lauter) if there is information that you would like to see on the web site or in the monthly newsletter. 303-794-3879 or firstname.lastname@example.org