Drivers, Family and Fans
IMPORTANT RACE INFORMATION
The Drivers Banquet is Thursday June 12th from 6-8 pm at the Stanwood Camano Fair Grounds in the Bonnie Cole Building.
Drivers are free, family and fans $5.00, pay at the door. For those with Latex allergies please note that the decorations will include balloons. This is an important pre-race event. We will be discussing Race Rules and Protocols. There will be a demonstration of the wheel swap for car handlers and drivers. This is important information as you will be doing it many times on race day. Drivers will also receive their Goody Bags and their mandatory race day T-shirt. Race Officials will be on hand to answer your questions
Saturday is the big day. We are very excited that you will be joining us for the 7th Annual Windemere Stanwood Camano Island Soap Box Derby. Check in at the Drivers Tent as soon as you arrive. Drivers must be at the race track at 7:30 for their final weight-in. Your cars will be transported to the track. The mandatory Driver Meeting starts at 8:30 am, Opening Ceremonies at 8:45 am. The race will start at 9 am and will end when all the cars are finished racing. The race track is at the Stanwood Senior Center 276th Street
The Stanwood Senior Center is having a Soap Box Derby Breakfast from 7:30am-10am. The cost is $5. You can take advantage of this after your weight-in
A free sack lunch and free water throughout the day will be provided for the Drivers.
Boy Scout Troop 413 will be selling Derby Burgers throughout the day. This is a fundraiser for the Troop so please support them.
Bring your Canopy’s, blankets, coolers and umbrellas and plan to spend the day.
The three essential ingredients for a successful race are Safety, Sportsmanship and Fun. Drivers are responsible for knowing and following the rules. Please take the time to review the Soap Box Derby Rules prior to the race.
Parking is limited please plan to drop off your cars and equipment at the top of the hill and then park in the High School Parking lot and walk up the hill.
There are at least 10 people involved to get you and your car down and back up the hill. We could not do this race without all the hard work of the volunteers please take the time to thank them. many of the event sponsors (listed on the race Program) will be onsite. Please take the opportunity to thank them for their Sponsorship. Drivers will be returning up the hill in return vehicles donated by Dwayne Lanes for the day please thank the drivers and don’t slam the truck doors
Be Ready to Race at all times. Helmet on your head or in your car. Always be near your car. Listen for your name/number being called. Your name and number will be called three times. If you do not respond you may be disqualified from racing. Watch the person with the list at the top of the hill. Only Racers, Car handlers and Officials may touch cars.
Drivers Meeting at 8:30 am day of the race. Mandatory attendance for all Drivers & Car handlers to cover rules & safety and demo of the PROPER way to switch wheels
Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Keep the track clear for racers and return vehicles. 240 lbs + 30 mph= BIG OWIE! Watch for the RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT
The Trophy Ceremony will begin after the race and clean up is finished. Please plan to stay for this exciting part of the day. Drivers will have an opportunity to choose the “Best in Show, car. The SBD Committee will be voting for the driver that demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship for the Sportsmanship Award. Prior to and after the race shake hands with the driver you are racing against and wish them a safe race. Thank your parents, car handlers and sponsors.
Many Drivers and families agreed to do 4 hours of community service for the opportunity of driving a sponsored car. We will need help throughout the day. Please come to the Drivers Tent to get your volunteer assignments when you are available throughout the day. You will also have an opportunity to complete your community service requirement by participating in the Twin City Idlers Car Show on June 29th and in the Stanwood Camano parade on August 2nd.
If you have any questions or concerns during the race please come and find me or my staff at the Drivers Tent.
Good Luck and plan for a safe, exciting and fun day of racing rain or shine.
Christie J. Connors
Community Resources Foundation