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Racers, Family and Fans,

There are two Build Clinics left. The Drive Clinic on June 1st is for new drivers or drivers moving from Stock to Super Stock. I am ordering the Drivers T-shirts this week. Please stop by the Community Resource Center this week to complete your registration so I can get your driver’s name on the T-shirt. I may still need a birth certificate, registration fee or the registration form.

Call or email me if you are not sure.

The Driver’s Banquet is Thursday June 15th. The drivers will receive their mandatory race day T-shirt and their “Goody Bags”. Parents and mentors will be receiving their instructions for the day of the race. It is important that all the drivers attend. You must RSVP for the Banquet by June 8th. You can do this by emailing me or at the Drive Clinic. Unfortunately seating is limited so each driver can bring

two guests only. Admission is free for the drivers and $7.50 for each guest regardless of age (pay at the door). After June 8th if there are still extra seats left I will notify you. It will be first come first serve. We will be doing the Final Inspection and Impound on Monday June 12th and 13th. Your car must be completed by this date. It is by appointment only. I will be making appointments at the Build Clinic. You will have one more opportunity to have the drivers picture taken for the Race Day Program at the Build Clinic this Thursday.

We are still recruiting volunteers for race day. Please let me know if you would like to volunteer or know someone that would. There will also be opportunities for families to volunteer the day of the race for set-up, clean-up and at the bottom of the hill when your driver is not racing and it will count towards the 4 hours required if you are driving a borrowed car.

Please call or email me with any questions or concerns.



Christie J. Connors

Executive Director

Community Resources Foundation

(360) 629-5257






Best in the West Rally


Rich Johnson to Windermere Stanwood Camano Soap Box Derby

If any of our Derby families would like to get an early start on their racing, please consider coming to the Best in the West Rally, on the West Coast's only dedicated Soap Box Derby track in Salem, OR, Memorial Day Weekend. The Salem Club is getting a late start organizing racing this year, but have now confirmed this race is on, and will be updating their website and Facebook shortly. BitW will draw Stock, Super Stock, and Masters drivers from WA to CA, and is a really fun event. Nice trophies are awarded for the top 8 spots in each division. There will be two completely separate races, one Sat 5/27 and one Sun 5/28. Normally folks drive there Fri night, race Sat, Sun, and drive home either Sun night, or Mon being a 3-day weekend. There's a racer family dinner Sat night at a local restaurant. If you don't have a way to transport your car, ask and the club can likely set you up with a loaner the morning of the race, if they know in advance. If anyone is interested, talk with Rich Johnson at one of the Build Clinics, or message me on FB, and I'll get you in contact with the organizers. Our kids will be racing our Masters cars there, and our family will be happy to play "tour guide" to any Stanwood families thinking about giving Rally Racing a try.

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A message from the All-American Soap Box Derby

The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program which has run nationally since 1934. World Championship finals are held each July at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio.

The idea of the Soap Box Derby grew out of a photographic assignment of Dayton, Ohio, newsman Myron Scott. He covered a race of boy-built cars in his home community and was so impressed with this event that he acquired a copyright for the idea and began development of a similar program on a national scale.

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