Racers will be bombing down Nelson's Kootenay Street on September 7.

Racers will be bombing down Nelson's Kootenay Street on September 7.

Nelson’s soap box racers… on your marks

Racers in the fourth annual Soap Box Derby are slated to rocket down Kootenay Street on September 7.

Racers in the fourth annual Soap Box Derby are slated to rocket down Kootenay Street on Friday, September 7.

Participants will hit the starting line at Carbonate Street starting at 5 p.m.

Competing in three categories (12 and under, 12 to 18, and over 18), all racers will get a minimum of three runs. The best two out of three races will qualify racers for the finals.

You can race any style of soap box you like, from a professional racer to a GT Racer with wheels, or maybe a bath tub? Or an outhouse on wheels? Get creative and start building.

One of the only rules is brakes and helmets are mandatory.

Registration forms available at this year’s major sponsors, Fair Realty (402 Baker Street), Nelson Chrysler and Nelson Box Office.

Registration closes next Wednesday at 5 p.m. Entry is free with a donation of a non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army to help support our community.

Nelson Chrysler will be decaling a 2012 Dodge Ram Diesel with all of the sponsor names. Main Jet Motorsports will have their brand new quads and side-by-sides to help pull the cars back up the hill. Kootenay Co-op will also be handing out treats.