All racers wanted for eighth annual Super Soapbox Derby

Scene of the trophy presentation following the 2016 race.

SALISBURY — Entries are being accepted for the eighth annual Salisbury Super Soapbox Spectacular, scheduled noon-3 p.m. Saturday, August 12, at the city parking garage on Market Street.


Co-sponsored by the Salisbury Jaycees and St. Francis De Sales Boy Scout Troop 185, the entry fee is $10 per racer. The winner receives a trophy, a $25 gift card to a local store and 50 percent of the registration fees. Teams may be comprised of children, adults or a combination thereof.


Cars entered in the derby must have a braking system and the ability to make right turns. The wheel base of all cars must be at least 2.5 times the ground clearance to prevent overturning. Cars must be sturdy enough to compete in at least six competition heats. Drivers must wear helmets.


Admission for spectators is free, and the public is invited. Proceeds benefit summer camp scholarships for members of Troop 185.


For entry packets and additional vehicle specifications, contact Race Commissioner Tom Taylor at 443-260-0790 or

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