Do you plan on racing in the Ultimate Speed Division at the 2015 NDR Nationals? We would like your reply. If we do not see enough interest, this race is in danger of being cancelled. If you intend to race, please let us know by 5/15! Send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
Soap box derby racing updates for 2014 – 2015 Race Season….
The Masters weight limit has been moved back to 255 lbs.
Race Sanctioning Fees have been reduced. $300 for one day (whether you hold one race of two) and $500 for the weekend (whether you hold two races or four).
Qualifying at a Regional Qualifier has changed slightly. Stock and Super must have four participants to qualify one racer and eight participants to qualify two. Masters must have three participants to qualify one racer and six to qualify two.
We have reduced the number of regions to 8 by combining region 8 and region 9.
Order photos from the 2014 Nationals….
NEW WHEEL PIN WILL BE PROVIDED AND REQUIRED AT THE 2014 NDR NATIONALS….
The washers used when installing the NDR aluminum wheels can make it difficult to install and remove the “small” wheel pins sold by the All-American. A larger wheel pin will be provided at the 2014 NDR Nationals. All racers will be required to use the new “larger” wheel pin.
The “larger” pin has a loop big enough to insert a finger making it easier to remove. The “larger” pin is longer which makes it easier to grip when installing.
Pins will be provided by the NDR and will be available in the wheel tent. Should anyone wish to purchase pins, they can be ordered from McMaster-Carr (mcmaster.com), using part number is 98335A065.
NEW PIN SPECIFICATIONS:
Fits Clevis Pin Diameter: 3/8″ to 5/8″
Wire Diameter: 3/32″
Eye Diameter: 5/8″
Additional Spec: Zinc-Plated Steel
We were fortunate to have photographer Jim with us for the BG Qualifier. Jim will also be the photographer for the NDR National Championships. He is able to print photos on-site and offers other cool products for sale.
Visit the photo gallery from July 4-5 Super Regional Qualifier in Bowling Green, KY
2014 NDR Nationals Car Inspection Clarifications
Stock and Super Stock Divisions:
Floorboards, our rule on boards remains unchanged, what is allowed per A/A rules the NDR will continue to follow. Floors with branding, engraved logos or date are okay floors. Floorboards without any A/A issued markings are not legal.
NDR will continue to enforce the no pre-bow or de-arch rule. As stated in our General Rules, building parameters around A/A parts that have had a history of poor quality control has proved difficult. While most all cars come through with axles that comply a few fail to meet our expectations, the cars that we feel exceed the limits have been asked to replace or straighten their axle. 2014 inspections for Stock and S/S Divisions will use a gauge similar to the one used for the Masters Division. We will check for axles with our gauge that will allow 1/16 of an inch of bow. This should allow racers who have purchased axles with a slight bow to avoid having to repair at inspection.
Any questions concerning these or any other rules please call Steve Hayes @ 336-225-9951
2014 NDR Nationals format changes…..
*Ultimate Speed News - Thanks to a private donor, the NDR is able to present trophies again for the top 8 place finishers. This notice is to retract our earlier statement that we will not be awarding trophies. Ultimate Speed participants must pre-register or be in line by noon on Monday, July 28th in Bowling Green, KY to participate in the race.
*The BBQ at the 2014 Nationals will be pre-sale only. Tickets will be sold during registration only.
*Due to the growing number of participants, there will be a $25 fee for the 2014 Novice race. Participants must either pre-register or register at the Nationals by the close of registration on Monday , July 28th. Trophies and awards will be presented to the Novice division at the awards banquet.
Two Double Elimination Races (One each day)
*THIS RACE WILL BE HELD ON THE NDR WHEELBANK
*POINTS WILL BE DOUBLED IF RACER PARTICIPATES IN BOTH DOUBLE ELIMINATION RACES.
*RACING AT SUPER QUALIFIER COUNTS AS YOUR 4 RACE WEEKEND. (Clause waved)
*ON FRIDAY – July 4th RACING WILL BEGIN AT NOON – REGISTRATION IS 10am-11am
*SATURDAY 7am Registration