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Neighbors

Kiwanis Club to host final Soap Box Derby race clinic

GENEVA – The Kiwanis Club of Geneva will host its final Soap Box Derby race clinic from 7 to 9 p.m. June 5 at the Cadence Fitness and Health Center (formerly the Delnor Health and Wellness Center), 296 Randall Road, Geneva.

Participants will find out how to build a car that can be raced in the Geneva All-American Soap Box Derby race, which will take place during Swedish Days on June 22 in Geneva.

The Geneva Kiwanis are having an official All-American Soap Box Derby local race for the Stock Division. Boys and girls ages 7 to 13  who compete must use official All-American Soap Box Derby cars that pass specifications.

The winner of the race will be Geneva’s first All-American Soap Box Derby local champion and will automatically receive an invite to Akron, Ohio, for the World Championship race on July 27.

Those interested in competing should attend an informational meeting to understand the process of purchasing a car and what is expected of all racers and car handlers. Racers should then purchase a stock car and attend a construction meeting – or clinic – where the process of car construction will be gone over in detail.

To register to participate in the Geneva local race, visit www.genevasoapboxderby.org. Registration forms are due June 15. 

Participants must live in Kane County and comply with all rules and regulations.

The race day will also feature a Superkids race for special needs boys and girls ages 7 to 17.

Drivers will compete against each other in a car built for two. The cars for the Superkids race should be able to accommodate two drivers – a special needs racer and an official soap box derby driver.

Anyone with a special needs child that is interested in racing, contact Race Director Stan Iglehart at 630-841-8832 or stanleyi@sbcglobal.net.

More information is available at nationalsuperkids.org.

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