9th Annual Boxcar Derby at the BIG HOUSE
Sunday, Apr. 9, 2017 1-4 PM
presented by Phi Delta Theta & Ann Arbor Active Against ALS
The University of Michigan chapter of Phi Delta Theta and Ann Arbor Active Against ALS are looking forward to the Ninth Annual Boxcar Derby to raise money for ALS research (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
The race course is outside the BIG HOUSE on E. Keech in the shadow of the Michigan Football Stadium! Enjoy a BBQ picnic and refreshments while you cheer on the racers!
Get all the on our Facebook Event page [coming soon] like parking, practice times, T-shirts, & swag.
The race is double elimination – that guarantees each team two runs on the course. There are three race divisions: 9 and Under Classic Cars, Open Classic Cars, and Big Kid Boxcars (age 16+). The entrance fee is $40 for Classic Car divisions and $50 for the Big Kid division. Prebuilt boxcars available for purchase while supplies last. Build-your-own boxcar kits are easy to assemble – register and reserve your kit [coming soon] while supplies last. You may also borrow a boxcar at the event.
Watch the 2016 Boxcar Derby Highlight Video:
2014/15/16 Derby Winner CHALLENGES YOU! View the video:
THANK YOU 2017 Sponsors!
Gold Cup Level:
Silver Cup Level:
Bronze Cup Level:
Put together your own boxcar from one of our kits!
Click on image above to see more!
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!
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