The Second Annual Gorge Gravity Games Comes to The Dalles on Saturday, May 11th, 2013!

Another soap box racing derby through downtown The Dalles? Yes and more!

Following the great success of the inaugural Gorge Gravity Games in October 2012, we are thrilled to announce the Second Annual Gorge Gravity Games in The Dalles on Saturday, May 11th 2013!

New and returning racers are encouraged to register their teams starting on Friday, March 3rd 2013. Go HERE to register before Thursday May 9th 2013!

Important dates to note:

Friday, May 10th 2013 @ 4pm: Pre-race weigh-in and car check
State Offices Parking Lot
Members of the Salem Soapbox Racecar Derby Association will be onhand to check over your car and weigh the car and driver. 

Please note: After your weigh-in and car check, your car will be held overnight in secure trailers in the State Offices Parking Lot. Cars will be made available to participants again on the morning of race day.

Saturday, May 11th 2013 @ 8am: Cars released from secure storage to race participants

Saturday, May 11th 2013 @ 10am: Racing starts!

Here's a reminder of the fastest cars from the October 2012 Gorge Gravity Games!

Stock Division
1st) The Dalles Middle School, driven by Brandon Kalsch
2nd) Wy'East Middle School, driven by Muir Emmons
3rd) Mosier Middle School, driven by Marco Robles

Super Stock Division
1st) Hood River Valley High School, driven by Wyatt Vallejo
2nd) Henkle Middle School, driven by Eathan Andrews
3rd) Bickleton School, driven by Daniel Clingan

Links to photos taken at the October 2012 event
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Recap of the October 2012 Event
17 student teams from public and private middle and high schools in Wasco, Sherman, Hood River, Klickitat, and Skamania counties went wheel-to-wheel along the 5-block-long course on Court Street in handcrafted soap box derby cars powered only by gravity!

Each car was designed and constructed by the students using their science, math and engineering skills. They’ll put them to the test on one of the coolest race courses around!


FREE STEM FAIR! Info about careers in science, technology, engineering and math!
 
The crowd enjoyed the free all-day STEM Fair on 4th and Court Streets and  demonstrations from:
  • Insitu
  • OSU Robotics Club
  • Techstart Foundation
  • Trout Lake High School Iron Mustangs Robotics Club
  • Students Recycling Used Technology
  • Gorge Technology Alliance
We hope to see you at the 2013 races!