2007-05-03 / Upcoming Events

Soapbox derby next weekend

The 12th Annual All-American Newport Lions Soap Box Derby will take place on Saturday, May 12, at Easton's Beach in Newport. The rain date is Sunday, May 13.

Racing begins promptly at 9 a.m.

"Sponsors" of a Soap Box Derby car will give a youngster the chance to experience the thrill of racing a car in the Derby and the potential opportunity to represent Rhode Island in the National Soap Box Derby held in Akron, Ohio on Saturday, July 21, where the winning driver will be sent to compete.

The Derby is sponsored by the Newport Lions Club with the generous help and support from the Viking Riders and Rockwell Amusements. This year's Derby will be covered live by WCTK Radio. The Cardi Brothers and Cabot Cheese are also sponsors of the event.

For more information, call the Derby hotline at 848-5884.

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