2006-03-23 / News

Drivers needed for Soap Box Derby on May 13

The 11th Annual All American Newport Lions Soap Box Derby will take place on Saturday, May 13, on Memorial Boulevard in Newport. The rain date is Sunday, May 14. Racing begins at 9 a.m.

"Sponsors" of a soap box derby car will give a youngster the chance to experience the thrill of racing in the All American Soap Box Derby and the potential opportunity to represent Rhode Island in the National Soap Box Derby held in Akron, Ohio, on Saturday, July 22, where the winning driver will be sent to compete at the expense of the Newport Lions Club.

The deadline for applications is April 10. Call the Derby hot line at 848-5884 for further information.

The soap box derby is sponsored by the Newport Lions Club with the generous help of the Viking Riders.

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