Salem Days Gravity Gran Prix

Gravity Grand Prix -

This year race will be held August 24, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
Participants must be registered by Thursday, August 22, 2013 in order to race.

Preliminary Inspection is Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at Knoll Park,

THIS IS 2013 Registration Forms and Rules
Registration Forms and Rules (click here)

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start your . . . gravity-powered racers

Have you always wanted to build and drive your own race car, but didn't want the hassle of thousands of adoring fans? Here's your chance!

The Salem City Gravity Gran Prix is a soap box derby race, where you build your own car to race down a hill. Think of it as a pinewood derby car that you can ride in. The 2013 race will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

Fee: is $15 car/ $10 per driver (each can can enter up yo three classes). The race is open to everyone, male or female, young or . . . not so young, including residents of towns other than Salem.

Racers are to be completely gravity powered. All racers must run the specified wheels.

Visit for details on the race.
Any questions should be directed to Frank Leany at 423-8588 or

Contact Salem City Recreation Offices for complete rules and registration. Or Click Here

 General Vehicle Specs



Track width (outside of tires)*

24 inches

36 inches

Vehicle height

3" ground clearance

60 inches

Seating surface height

(3" ground clearance)

16" above road surface

Total vehicle length

72 inches

96 inches


48 inches

72 inches

Vehicle Weight (ages are suggested guidelines)

Colt (8-12 yrs)**

- none -

275 lbs. with driver

 Mustang (13-17 yrs)

  - none -

340 lbs. with driver

 Stallion (18+ yrs)

  - none -

400 lbs. with driver

*Width of body cannot project beyond maximum width
**Colt class racers will be started below the ramp to reduce their top speed

--- You make the car, we'll make the memories ---

Registration Forms and Rules (click here)