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Boxcar Derby

Celebrating 10 Years Together

Sunday, Apr. 8, 2018  1-4 PM

Race Course on Keech by the north entrance to the Michigan Stadium

“We Race Boxcars Downhill to Fight the Uphill Battle with ALS”

 

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2018 EVENT, RACING & AWARDS SCHEDULE
1:00 – 1:30 Team Check In & Practice Runs (recommended)
1:30 – 1:45 Opening Remarks & ALS Uphill Battle Walk
1:45 on RACES & Awards:
– 9 & Under Division – through division finals
– 9 & Under Awards – all 9 & under racers
– Open Division (ages 10-15) through division finals
– Overall Champion Races: 9 & Under vs. Open
– Open and Overall Awards – all Open division racers
– Big Kid Division & Awards

 Get all latest details on the Boxcar Derby Facebook Event page.

Delicious Food generously provided by Platinum Sponsor Michigan Alpha Alumni Association. Enjoy trackside while ringing cowbells and cheering!

Watch the 2018 Boxcar Derby Promo Video:

THANK YOU 2018 Sponsors!

PLATINUM LEVEL

 

Gold Cup Level:

 

Silver Cup Level:

Other Sponsors:

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THREE RACE DIVISIONS:
• 9 and Under Classic Car division (ages 5-9)
• Open Classic Car division (ages 10+)
• Big Kid division, bigger boxcars (ages 16+ including adults)
Trophies to Top Finishers, Runner-up and Best-Decorated in each division.

BOXCAR DETAILS:
• Classic Boxcars – BUILD, PRE-BUILT, or BORROW:
available for the 9 and Under and Open divisions while supplies last – Build your own from a kit ($40), paint and race a Pre-Built boxcar ($40), or borrow one at the event.

• Big Kid Boxcars – BUILD, PRE-BUILT, RENT or BORROW:
available for the Big Kid division (ages 16+ including adults) — bigger, faster cars with sweet rims to really cruise at the Big House! Build your own from a kit ($60), paint and race a Pre-Built boxcar ($60), Rent a boxcar ($30), or borrow one at the event.  

Watch the 2016 Boxcar Derby Highlight Video:

Put together your own boxcar from one of our kits!

Derby Car Buildup
 

Click on image above to see more!

 

Click Here and PRINT a WAIVER FORM for EACH RIDER

Click Here to Download BOXCAR ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

DESIGN & BUILD YOUR OWN BOXCAR REQUIREMENTS:

safety and starting ramp requirements for ALL cars (new and veteran):

  • WIDTH: maximum 28” (2016 change)
  • LENGTH: maximum 48”
  • WEIGHT: no more than 50 lbs.
  • 4 WHEELS: 9 & Under and Open divisions – 6″ maximum diameter (recommend ball bearing wheels).
  • 4 WHEELS: Big Kid division – 12″ maximum diameter.
  • STEERING: The course is straight – limited steering is recommended.

Good luck building!

2014/15/16 Derby Winner CHALLENGE! View the video:

Contact us at [email protected].