Summer Classic Rally Race

A rally racer eyes the finish line Saturday at Arrowhead Ranch on Camano Island during the Summer Classic Rally Race.

The workshops at Arrowhead Ranch are humming as the run-up to this year's soap box derby continues. 

There are 67 cars already registered for the June 18 race, but local race organizers say cars are still available.

Kids interested in racing are invited to see the changes to the track, check out the cars, learn how to register and see the calendar of events at the ranch at 615 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Attendees can register as a participant, volunteer or sponsor.

The build clinics are 5-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays. 

New this year are Spring Rally Races, which take place April 30-May 1 and May 14-15. They are an opportunity to race for fun, for practice or to earn points as a way to win a trip to the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship Race in Akron, Ohio. 

Then on June 18, the local derby is a double-elimination race where the winner in each division earns a trip to the national championships in Ohio. 

The track at Arrowhead Ranch isn’t limited to just soap box racing. The facility will host the Arrowhead Spring Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7, which will feature axe-throwing, farm tours, lawn games, food, music and more. It will also include tryouts for the USA Junior Olympics luge team.

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