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NEXT DERBY: August 31, 2024
3:00 pm, Peteetneet Hill, Payson

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The 2024 race will be held Saturday, August 31st at 3:00 pm.
100 S 500 E in Payson, the hill just east of Peteetneet School.
Many thanks to Payson City for sponsoring this race!

Racers, please show up at 2:00 to register and get ready.

The rules are here. Please let me know if you have any questions.

You can e-mail me at fleany 'at' gmail.com (I hate putting an actual link for the spammers to latch onto).

I have a couple of cars available to use. Contact me to make arrangements.


Great race this year. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped and all of those who showed up to watch and support.

Four cars ran this year with eight drivers.
  • Sawyer Page turned out in the brand new Full Metal Jacket car.
  • Eli Nielsen and Camdan Bytheway ran in the newly refurbished GT Mach 2 (the car formerly known as Mach 5).
  • Ron Norviel brought out his revamped Blue Streak, raced by Darrell Adams, Finn Clark, and Maizey Clark.
  • Sklyer Montgomery and Lilly Black ran in Orlon Black’s Ideal Machine #32.
        Sklyer ran into a bit of trouble on his last race and the car ended up damaged, so Lilly did her second run in the Full Metal Jacket.
Race Results:
Colt Division
1st Darrell Adams, Blue Streak
2nd Finn Clark, Blue Streak
3rd Sawyer Page, Full Metal Jacket
Mustang Division
1st Skyler Montgomery, Ideal Machine #32
2nd Maizey Clark, Blue Streak
Stallion Division
1st Eli Nielsen, GT Mach 2
2nd Camdan Bytheway, GT Mach 2
3rd Lilly Black, Ideal Machine #32
Special thanks to Shaun Black for coordinating the tow vehicles, and his helpers William, Lane, Shane, and others. Thanks to Shaun, Jordan Leany and Trina Leany for running the ramp and timing.

We hope to see you back next year—the Saturday of Onion Days. Encourage your family and friends to come out and watch and to consider building—nay, to actually build-- a car and race with us next year.

I am making progress on the plans for a derby car chassis that people can use. I had this grand idea to build rolling chassis people could buy so they didn't have to struggle with brakes and steering. But when I totaled everything up the cost is pretty high. I am working on steering and brake sub-assemblies that might be a better option.

In any case I will post the plans and bill of material when I get them done. You can use those plans or a variation of them, or, if there's any interest I could come up with a quote for me to build it.

I also want to work with local manufacturing business to supply materials for the cars or even chasses. They could build one from my plans, or your plans, or a proprietary plan they make (Like a special Barber Steel or Ideal Machine chassis). Racers would work with the companies to get discounts in exchange for sponsorship.

I'd like to see racers go around to local businesses and ask for sponsorship. This gives them real-world experience in funding as well as designing, building, and racing.

My plan is to write a rough script that racers can use to approach businesses about sponsorship. It would include data about expected costs.

I'm wide open to any ideas you have about this.

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Race format:

Here is the .pdf file of the rules for the race. (Last Updated 9/20/23) Clicking on "Racer's Packet" above gets you the same thing.

Meet on the north side of 100 S on 500 E by 2:00 if you plan to race. That's the street just west of Peteetneet at the bottom of the hill.

There is NO FEE to race. We are trying to keep it simple, so in addition to having no registration fee, you show up by 2:00 pm on Saturday to register.

Even though there is not a pre-registration it would be very helpful if you contact me if you are planning to race. Also, please ask about any questions or concerns you have about the rules. Above all we want this to be a safe event.

The new electronic scoring system makes everything go much smoother and faster. There are no brackets. You get back up the hill and get right back in line. There are no limitations on who you race against or the order you race in.

Please tell everyone you know about this. If they can't build a car they should at least come watch.


Please contact me at fleany "at" gmail.com if you are interested in building or racing a car. There are enough cars out there we could find you one to drive if you aren't able to build one. But building a car is a lot of fun.

If you intend to race in someone else's car you need to make arrangements for that before the day of the race. That will go a lot smoother than trying to fit people into cars when we're trying to get the race started.

Check out this story Fox 13 Utah did on the race.

Last Revised 9/20/23             Click here for earlier posts

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