Land speed racing for kids!!! The All-American Soap Box Derby held its annual local race today in Sherman Heights on 25th Street between Market Street and Imperial Avenue. Opening ceremonies included speeches by a few San Diego dignitaries and a cool rendition of the Star Spangled Banner on trumpet. Actor Corbin Bernsen has produced a movie titled “25 Hill” about the Soap Box Derby and he spoke to the crowd and participated in the celebrity race. The competition began after a short delay to move the finish line and timing lights up the hill a bit to provide more room to stop at the end of the course. Local winners in three classes qualify to compete against other local champions at the AASBD World Championship in Akron, Ohio. See the pictures for more of the story or go to A big thank you to the sponsors that support the Soap Box Derby!

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