Northwest Indiana Soap Box Derby to Resume for 75th Running in Downtown Valpo

In Valparaiso, the longest running soap box derby in the world resumes for its 75th running downtown on June 26th. Director Mike Bottom says the cars are kid-assembled and run a downhill gravity fed race of 1739 feet from 20 to 27 miles per hour on Lincolnway from Greenwich Road to Morgan Boulevard. The derby is in dire need of two-47 foot empty trailers to store and haul the soap box cars. For more information call Race Director Mike Bottom at 219-464-0445. The soap box derby finals are at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio in July. Here is a link for more details on the Northwest Indiana Soap Box Derby.