The 2nd annual Nevada City Adult Soap Box Derby races into town Saturday, June 16th, just in time for Father’s Day weekend. 42 teams of three or more people, racing everything from sleek aerodynamic speed cars to amazing works of art on wheels, will take to the 1/2 mile course down Nimrod Street near Pioneer Park in Nevada City. This family fun event not only brings together local businesses and the community but also raises monies for new projects and amenities in the park for everyone to enjoy.
Last year race organizers expected a modest turn out of 500 people but where blown away to find 4500 people came out to enjoy and support the inaugural event. Over $5000 was raised for the park from sponsorships, concessions, and entry fees.
“The event is important to the city for several reasons. It is a great event for getting families together at the park, all ages seem to enjoy watching the cars speed down Nimrod St.and checking out the creativity of the cars involved. It’s amazing how much the public is enjoying building their cars and being part of the event,” said Dawn Zydonis, Parks and Recreation Supervisor for the City of Nevada City.
Registrations for this year’s race sold out in a day and there is now a waiting list. Local businesses that will be participating include Nevada City Adult Soap Box Derby host sponsor AJA Video Systems, Telestream, Ensemble Design, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, BYOB, among others.
“This event is very near and dear to our hearts. As a very community-oriented company that has been in this area since our founding in1993, we’re proud to support the Nevada City Adult Soapbox Derby and its efforts to raise money for Pioneer Park,” said Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems.
Make it a weekend! Saturday, June 16th, 2012 is the day before the 52nd Annual Nevada City Classic bike race. This race is the second oldest of it’s kind in the nation. (Previous winners include Greg Lemond, Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer and other top name riders.)