Soapbox derby coming to Ponoka

Cars will soon be racing down the ramps at the 4th Annual Ponoka Downhill Derby.
The event will be held on Sept. 7 on 42nd Avenue in Ponoka and boys and girls from ages three to 16 can participate.

Cars will soon be racing down the ramps at the 4th Annual Ponoka Downhill Derby.

The event will be held on Sept. 7 on 42nd Avenue in Ponoka and boys and girls from ages three to 16 can participate.

The races are divided into three different categories: six to eight, nine to 12 and 13 to 18.

The race will take place at 42nd Avenue from 43rd Street to the park and a starting ramp will be used to launch the derby cars.

The cars are fueled by gravity and have to have a maximum of 20 cm wheels and have a rack and pinion steering in order to compete.

Drivers also are required to wear protective gear including a helmet with a full face guard, shoes, pants and long-sleeved shirts.

The deadline for registrations has passed and participants are busy working and fine-tuning their cars for the big race according to regulations.

Registered participants will receive an official Downhill Derby hat that will be handed out on race day as well as a coupon for hotdogs and pop.

So come out and enjoy a morning of head to head racing action, speed and fun at the Ponoka Downhill Derby and cheer on your favourite driver.

For more information on the race visit www.ponoka.org or call Rob MacPherson at 403-704-3403.

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