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Payson Derby 2018 Update
Well, that was a first. Not one racer showed up this year. Not one. The only cars there were the two I brought.
I think the weekend may be bad for a lot of people--they go out of town for Labor Day or have other things going on.
Please give me feedback on whether there's a better time or day for the race. Payson City is willing to work with us on this.
They said they are willing to try again next year. That kind of surprised me. If I had been them I would have dumped the event
and not looked back.
Please let me know if there's something better we can do to keep this thing alive.
Payson Derby Race: 2 September, 2017
Payson is going to host the race again this year as part of
Golden Onion Days. It will be held Saturday, September 2nd, 3:00 pm.
There is NO FEE to race. We are trying to keep it simple, so in addition to having no registration fee,
you show up by 2:00 pm on Saturday to register.
Disregard anything in the rules or Racer's Packet that is different from that information. I will update the racer's packet as soon as I can.
Please tell everyone you know about this.
Here is the .pdf file of the rules for the race
this year (Clicking on "Racer's Packet" above gets you the same thing). As I said, disregard the registration.
Meet on the north side of 100 S on 500 E by 2:00 if you plan to race. That's the street just west of Peteetneet
at the bottom of the hill.
Even though there is not a pre-registration it would be very helpful if you contact me if you are planning to race.
Also, please ask about any questions or concerns you have about the rules. Above all we want this to be a safe event.
The new electronic scoring system made everything go much smoother and faster. We hope to be able to implement some more improvements to that this year.
One upgrade we are hoping to have finished is the ability for spectators to follow the results on their smart phones in real time.
. . . and the bad news is . . .
I guess Spanish Fork won't have have a race this year, either. Maybe you should let them know how you feel about that if you get a chance.
Results of the 2013 Race
You need to check out this
story Fox 13 Utah did on the race.
1. Porter Black
2. William Black
3. Shaylee Leftwich
1. Taten McConahay
3. Andrew Jones
1. Russ McConahay
2. Jordan Leany
3. Eric McConahay
Race will be held at noon
Race has been pushed back to noon on Saturday.
With any luck this will be the last change.
Rule Changes for 2013
Rules are essentially the same as last year with the following exceptions:
- Minimum wheelbase has been shortened to 42"
- Brackets will not be used; all races will be timed. Racers will be placed by lowest overall time.
- Race will not be held during Salem Days. It will be Saturday, August 24
I will update the rules document soon, but some of the schedule issues are still going to be pending.
Fees have been reduced
We are reducing the fees for the race. Entry fees are $10.00 per car and $5.00 per driver.
Prizes may not be extravagant this year, but we hope the lower costs encourage participation.
Race This Year to be August 17th
The race this year will not be during Salem Days. The mayor wants to try something different and hold it
the weekend after. That date is August 17, 2013. I guess the idea is to alleviate some of the burden on the city during Salem Days, make the race
a bigger event, and provide another weekend to draw people into town.
Details have yet to be worked out, but it will probably run about four hours in the middle of the day and probably
down Center Street Salem to the ball park. This gives us two full blocks of race track and much more time.
Our Build Clinic will be held on June 29th in Salem. I'll post more details as we get closer.
The Utah State Lawn Mower Racing Association will be helping us this year, towing our cars back with lawn mowers. We hope
this is the beginning of mutually beneficial alliance between our two sports. I know I want to get into lawn mower racing
and they have a group that is building cars for our race. Depending on the interest, we will probably end up with a new
category for lawn mower derby racers.
Support them by attending their races and visiting
their web site for more information.
If you need any other information please contact me by e-mail (fleany "at" gmail.com) or on our Facebook page.
We are called Salem Derby.
Results of 2012 Race
Many thanks to everyone who helped make this year's race a success. We had 13 cars and 23 drivers. The results are as follows:
Results of all past races can be found in this spreadsheet.
1st. Michelle Beal
2nd. Ranson McConahay
3rd. Jacob Stueck
1st. Shaylee Leftwich
2nd. Kenyon McConahay
3rd. Taten McConahay
1st. Abbey Leftwich
People's Choice: Jeff Stueck's Tron Car
2nd. Dave Hill
3rd. Russ McConahay
Results of 2011 Race
Many thanks to everyone who helped make this year's race a success. We had 9 cars and 17 drivers. The results are as follows:
1st. Tyler Babbel
2nd. Porter Black
3rd. Ranson McConahay
1st. Taten McConahay
2nd. Kenyon McConahay
3rd. Dallin Hanchett
1st. Dave Hill
People's Choice Car(s): Russ's Dragster and Jeff Stueck's Shark Attack
2nd. Russ McConahay
3rd. Amie Hill
The preliminary inspection is tonight at 6:00 pm in the parking lot by Knoll Park.
Race in American Fork
American Fork City is having a soap box derby race on July 5th. It's too late to register to race, but you
can go watch. For more information visit
this link where you
can download the
rules and entry form.
With any luck this may be the start of a valley-wide league.
New rules posted
I've posted the rules for 2011 in pdf format. The text is also posted below.
We are now on Facebook
Please post your feedback and suggestions on our Facebook page. We are called Salem Derby.