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2019 March Indoor Race

03/16/2019 - 03/17/2019
Tinley Park, IL

2019 March Chicago Indoor race

March 16th & 17th - 2 Days, 3 Divisions, 1 Double. & 1 single. elim. ea. day

  Pre-registration is required by midnight Thursday, March 14, 2019.

The 2019 March Indoor winter rally dates will be March 16 & 17 at 16035 S Harlem Ave Tinley Park, IL. We are 3 stores to the left of Walt's grocery store and next door to Bath and Body Works. We again expect to have a great time, a well run and organized race, and lots of warm derby racing indoors while it is freezing outside! You will not want to miss this exciting racing event. Questions? Read below- please email or call/text 630-841-8832 with additional questions.

Details: There will be 3 indoor AA rally race in 2019. There will be 4 races held on the weekend, two races on Saturday and two on Sunday, a double and a single each day. Please plan on arriving Friday to unload your car, set up your pit area, check in, have your car inspected, get a pre- weigh-in, and test run if track set up is completed.
Updates: If you would like to be notified when this page is updated, please send an email with the words " indoor updates" in the subject heading.
Race fees & pre-registration: You do need to preregister. Registration form and fees must be received by the Thursday date before the race weekend. Registration form is available here. Mail to Stan Iglehart, Race Director, 1530 Fairway Circle, Geneva, IL. 60134. Race fees are as follows. If you plan on racing at all 3 indoor races of 2019 the fee is $100 for each weekend. We do ask that you either send in your check for $300 or the 1st and 2nd check for $120 and the 3rd check for $60. If less than 3 weekends the fee is $120 for all 4 races for the weekend. If you register for less than 4 races for any given weekend the fee is $35 for each race. There are no additional discounted race fees for the indoor races, Groupon coupons are only allowed for new first time racers.

Location 16039 S Harlem Ave Tinley Park, IL

Parking Plenty of parking for your vehicles. Please park your trailer near the other soap box derby trailers.

Additional race day info

  • No lubrication will be allowed indoors.
  • All cars must meet their maximum total weight for their division.
  • No car will be allowed to race under the desiganted weight for their division
    • Stock 200 lbs.
    • Superstock 240 lbs.
    • Masters 255lbs.
  • Max 15 lb. tail or nose weight.
  • No skates, scooters, rollerblading, or skateboards will be allowed inside the mall. 
  • All cars will be required to have a new brake pad.
  • Emergency contact number for race day is 630-841-8832
  • Tools will only be allowed in the designated pit area.
  • Any and all repairs MUST be done in the pit area with the approval of either a race steward or a race official.
  • Once the car has been inspected and weighed, it is NOT to return to the pit area unless directed by a race steward, or only if, that car is no longer racing.
  • Cars that ARE still racing must remain in pre-staging area while they continue to race.
  • No oil or lubrication will be allowed inside where the race is being held at our on the Tinley Park Plaza property. Anyone caught lubing or juicing their wheels will have their wheels removed from the race and possibly disqualfied. Wheels will be replaced with a set of club wheels. Please take your wheels back to your hotel if you wish to clean or lube them.
  • No flash photography allowed at the finish line.
  • All cars will be required to adhere to current AA Soap Box Derby rules.
  • All cars will be inspected, make sure your car complies with current AASBD rules.
  • Please try and arrive on Friday to unload your derby car and equipment into the building. This will help to get things started on time on race day. We are there until 9pm Friday.
  • Please look over the race day schedule which will be posted at a later date. Racing will start promptly at 8:30am and all cars are required to be in line to weigh by 8:00am each day.
  • There is indoor plumbing no porta potties! Woo hoo!!
  • Friday car drop of is 4 - 9pm. 

Hotel Info Quality Inn & Suites, Orland Park, IL. Please note rooms need to be booked by the cutoff date of Thursday, March 14, 2019 or they’ll be released to the general public. Reserve your room online or call the hotel directly. *See below for terms. Below is the information you need to make your reservation. 

Group Name: Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby
Check In: Friday, March 15, 2019 (3:00 PM)
Check Out: Sunday, March 17, 2019 (11:00 AM)
Cutoff Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Group Billing Options: Guest is responsible for all charges.

Quality Inn & Suites
8800 W. 159th St.,
Orland Park, IL, US, 60462-5618
+1 (708) 403-1100

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