$35 – $55

Prince George Soapbox Car Derby

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Victoria Street

Victoria Street

Prince George, BC V2L

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It's been 46 years since PG's last derby race, it is time to bring the tradition back!

About this Event

For the first time since 1973, Maychild Media and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Prince George are bringing a favourite past time back!

Build your derby car and race it for prizes in speed and most creative!

Early bird registration, available until June 25th is $35.

Regular registration, available until July 25th is $45

Last minute registration is $55.

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This event is free to watch and enjoy!

RULES:

1. Gotta Go!!!

a. Each derby car must be gravity powered. No motors or engines. There is no limitation on size, weight, materials or designs. When using wood it is suggested that you use screws rather than nails and be sure to use plenty of wood glue.

b. For towing purposes, to bring the cars up the hill, hooks should be installed in the front middle and the back middle of the car to attach the rope for transporting up Victoria hill.

2. Gotta Turn!!!

a. Simple pivot steering is the most basic and common steering system. Basically, the front axle is a solid piece that rotates about a single pivot in the center. This system is the most simple to construct and is quite adequate since you will not need a big turning radius.

b. Four bar linkage is like a steering mechanism that you might find in your automobile. It is more complex and harder to construct and thus it is seldom recommended. Whatever method of steering you use, it is not wise to limit it to the range of your car. The derby will be run on a straight course so that there will be little need for sharp turns. Please do not deign your car to turn on a dime, it is not safe and may cause your car to flip.

3. Gotta Stop!!!

a. Skid pad on the wheels is a very basic, yet very effective braking method. In this method, you set up a pad or brake shoe that rubs against the wheels to stop the car. This is the most preferred method for cars made from scratch because of its effectiveness and simplicity.

b. Caliper brakes on the wheels are like your basic bicycle brakes. This method works great although the construction needs to be fairly concise for the brakes to be effective.

c. Anchor or parachute could be used – but, JUST FOR FUN! Regardless of the braking system that you choose the most important thing is that the car must be able to stop. Good brakes will go a long way in preventing crashes.

4. Gotta wear a Helmet!!!

a. Helmets are a must! Please do not alter helmets in any way that would change their effectiveness. Cars will not be allowed on the track unless the driver is wearing a helmet. Elbow pads are also strongly encouraged.

5. Gotta have Permission!!!

a. Be sure to pick up an entry form/permission slip before the race. All drivers under the age of 18 must have the permission slip signed by their parent or guardian to enter the derby. Please note that permission slips must be signed in order to race.

6. Better as a Team!!!

Pusher(s) / driver(s) arrangement is up to the team to decide. (All entrants should be involved in the process of creating/building their carts)

7. Be Creative!!!

a) Prizes will be given for most creative

b) as well as Creativity of team and car

8. No forward facing driven cars. (cannot be lying down head first)

9. Get POINTS!!!

a) Points will be awarded for: Creativity and showmanship, how the car holds up, and race time.

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Prince George, BC V2L

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