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Impound & Inspection is June 3 & 4, 2017

Race Day is June 17, 2017



Clinics dates will be held at the Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal Street, Fredericksburg VA 22401 from 1pm-4pm. 

You may come with or without your car but it is strongly encouraged that you bring your car to get the most out of the clinic. Our race inspectors will be on hand to answer questions and to make sure your car is regulation. Attend a car clinic and pick your inspection/impound appointment. Those drivers who attend the car clinics are invited to select their Inspection date and time on a first-come, first-served basis.

All drivers who do not attend a clinic will be assigned a time slot for their Inspection. All drivers will be notified of their time slot in May.

2017 Clinic dates are as follows:

Sunday April 9 - 1:00pm-4:00pm

Sunday, May 7 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday, May 21 - 1:00pm-4:00pm


Car Inspection and Impound: 

All cars are inspected to ensure they comply with the All-American Soap Box Derby and Rappahannock Regional Soap Box Derby Rules and Regulations. Your derby car will be inspected the weekend of June 3 & June 4, 2017.  Once it passes final inspection, it is securely impounded in a local facility until race day. Please bring your helmet with you to inspection. It will be impounded with your car.

What happens at Inspection & Impound:

  1. Each driver will receive their official racer’s t-shirt
  2. Photo taken of the driver in their car for publishing in race day program
  3. Racers remove the shell from their car and have it inspected
  4. Once the car has passed inspection, the racers replace the shell and Derby Staff will impound it until race day. (We recommend that racers bring their car to inspection with the shell secured by just  4 screws (so the photo can be taken with the car in tact), remove the screws for inspection, then put the shell on with ALL of its screws before impound.)

The three winning cars of our local race will be inspected again after the race to ensure they are in compliance to go to Akron’s National Race.  Please be sure to attend the Car Clinics to prepare your derby racer for these important inspections.  We want every car to successfully pass inspection and race on derby day.