February 24,2012 (La Mesa) -- Youngsters from throughout Southern California and Arizona will compete for trophies and points during two days of Soap Box Derby Rally Races on Saturday, March 4 and Sunday March 5 in La Mesa. The Drew Ford/Kiwanis Club of La Mesa Derby Races provide valuable experience for the 7-17-year old race car drivers as two-by-two they roll down the sloping race course on Junior High Drive next to La Mesa Middle School, achieving speeds up to 24 mph.
Derby Director Dennis Wilkes said the drivers compete in three divisions — stock, super stock and masters — in double-elimination brackets. “The cars are built from kits,” said Wilkes. “It’s a unique parent and child experience.”
For entry information, to be an event sponsor or to sponsor a car, or to advertise in event promotional material, contact Wilkes at 619-709-5777.