Grand Junction Derby
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018
Derby Car Instructions
Cars Will Compete In One of Two Classes:
*Traditional Soapbox Derby Body Style
*formerly named “Competitive Car”
*Any vehicle that does NOT have the traditional Soapbox Derby Body Style
*NEW 2018 RULE: Due to a new event layout, pushers WILL NOT BE ALLOWED in either category (Stock Car Class or Creative Class). The new event layout provides an even greater downhill slope so that pushers will be not be necessary in either category.
Building a Derby Car can be simple with the right resources! Whether you buy a stock car kit or build from scratch, we have some great resources! Please be sure to read the Derby Car Rules before starting the design of any car! Click HERE to be inspired from past year’s cars!
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Grand Junction Derby!
- Car Holder – Car holders will hold the derby cars at top of ramp prior to the race starting & release the car when given the signal. This role is considered strenuous.
- Finish Line Attendant – Finish line attendants will determine the winner of each heat and radio the outcome to bracket updater in Gasoline Alley.
- Barricade Enforcer – Barricade enforcers will follow list of approved vehicles to enter & park in the space and ensure drivers abide by barricades in place.
- Tricycle Organizer – Tricycle organizers will check in tricycles, ensure that waivers have been signed, organize them by age group, walk them to the start of the parade and back to gasoline alley. Organize them for their heats and hand out medals.
- Pit Crew – Pit crew volunteers will assist with pushing derby cars from the finish line back to Gasoline Alley after their heat is complete.
- Bracket Updater – Bracket updaters will create and update whiteboard bracket after each heat and communicate with the Gasoline Alley Marshal.
- Gasoline Alley Marshal – Gasoline alley marshal will keep the cars inside Gasoline Alley organized and lined up, ensuring that the cars in the upcoming heat are on deck at all times. You will be in charge of this area and be using a megaphone.
- Race Lane Monitor – Race lane monitor will walk or jog up and down Union Street to ensure viewers are staying off the street as cars are racing.
- Derby Car Check-In Assistant – Derby car check-in assistant will aide the PIC (person in charge) by ensuring that all waivers have been signed by participants and cars are inspected by the car inspector.
All new volunteers are required to go through a criminal background check. Please find the policy and application HERE.