October 13, 2013 (La Mesa) -- Boosted by sponsorship of Drew Ford, La Mesa Kiwanis Club will conduct its annual Soap Box Derby Rally Race on Saturday, November 2 in La Mesa.
"Families with kids from throughout Southern California, Arizona and Nevada are expected to make the trip," Blake said. "Rally race winners in stock, super stock, and masters division cars earn points to help them qualify for the national race held each July in Akron, Ohio."
Derby Director Steve Blake said youngsters ages 7 to 18 may enter the double-elimination, three-division derby held on Junior High Drive adjacent to La Mesa Middle School. Highwood Park is the staging area. Heats get underway by 9 or 9:30 am. This is the first year for the age limit to be raised to age 18, Blake added.
Local dignitaries to compete in “grudge” races
La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid will engage a rival politician in a special "grudge" race during the November 2 Rally Race Derby. Arrangement have been made to have a pair of adult-size soap box race cars on hand. Derby Director Blake said the adult heats will be run at approximately 12 noon.
For more information on the youth derby or the adult races, contact Steve Blake at 619-461-1608.