2008-04-17 / News

13th Annual All American Soap Box Derby set for May 10

The 13th Annual All American Soap Box Derby will take place on Saturday, May 10, at Easton's Beach in Newport, a rain date is set for Sunday, May 11.

Sponsors of a Soap Box Derby car will give a youngster the chance to experience the thrill of racing a car in the All American Soap Box Derby and the opportunity to represent Rhode Island in the National Soap Box Derby to be held in Akron, Ohio in July.

The Derby is hosted by the Newport Lions Club with the generous help and support from the Viking Riders, Rockwell Amusements, Johnny's Getty Service Station along with many local businesses throughout Newport County. Any business or person interested in volunteering, sponsorship or advertising, call 842-0551.

For more information, contact Dave Dittmann, race director at 848-5884 or by e-mail ddittmann@ cox.net.

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