Houlton, Rumford, Camden, South Portland, Bangor Maine all has soap box derby race sites for boys and girls 8-17 to learn "the thrill of the hill".Now only Houlton Maine that has its own engineered hill to soap box derby race and this year is the state of Maine site for gravity kit car drivers. The having a hill and not having to take over a neighborhood street is part of the reason only Houlton Maine is still going strong since 1996's first race to find, produce a winner to send to Akron Ohio to represent the state at the All American Soap Box Derby.
Why wait until you are sixteen to drive a car in Maine?Sign up for the Houlton Maine race is NOW...visit our Maine Soap Box Derby site, the Northern Maine Soap Box Derby page for more images, videos, details on the history of our program in Aroostook County. Also the Northern Maine Soap Box Derby race run by 60 volunteers that show up year after year, many without kids of their own any more in the race has a handicap, special needs division. Watch a Maine derby race to see what Maine gravity kit car stock, superstock, masters are all about.
Call Marie Carmichael at 207.532.1310 to get your son or daughter in Maine signed up for the big state race June 19th. Follow us on www.twitter.com/mesoapboxderby and become a fan on facebook. Email firstname.lastname@example.org This year's Houlton Maine race director is Danny Emerson. The biggest obstacle to a race is setting up the course and Houlton's engineer hill can be put in to action with an hour of the trained zoo crew and parents that have put it up, torn it down. To take over a neighborhood in Maine, shut off a street from emergency personnel and interrupt, disrupt the homeowners, property owners on that street is a big task. Even before you register, do booklets, add concessions, tech days for safety, fielding the calls, trophies, and providing money to get the winner to Akron, Ohio's race a month later in July. Once kids grow up thru derby, other events take the time of volunteers. Come to Houlton Maine for the big soap box derby state race June 19th. Sign up now. The Houlton Maine race was the nation's largest five years in a row, with close to 200 derby racers in the field, learning, experiencing the "thrill of the hill."