Sunday Apr 21 2013 comments Loomis Soap Box Derby prep day at Loomis Grammar By: Photos by Kim Palaferri/Loomis News -A +A Jacob Hillman, (7) has visions of what his soap box derby car will look like and gets some help from his dad Mike Hillman to bring it to reality. Brian Myers and Gavin Myers (10) work as a team building a dragster soap box derby car. The Loomis Soap Box Derby and Tailgate Picnic take place on May 4th at Del Oro at the Boyington Entrance. Jacob Brown, (3) with the help from his brother Ryan Brown (9), tests the steering on a Soap Box Derby car. Dillon Madden discusses his concept of his soot to be soap box derby car over with Dave Albright and Shannon Ernest . Jamie Mathias, coordinator with Loomis Soap Box Derby, lends a hand to Amiee Castro and Dulcinea Castro (9) with building their dragon car. Mike Hillman cuts a hole where the steering column will go on a soap box derby car. Dave Albright, Loomis Soap Box Derby Chairman, gives some design tips to Ryan Gent (16) left, and Tony Gent, middle. Seven families were invited out to build the derby car of their dreams where the materials were donated. Dianna Cannon and Kendra Cannon (8) work quickly to create their “This Girl Is On Fire” soap box derby car for the May 4th race held at Del Oro. Dulcinea Castro (9) and her mom Amiee Castro can see the finish line but first they must build a dragon soap box derby car. Dulcinea Castro (9) and her mom Amiee Castro can see the finish line but first they must build a dragon soap box derby car. Ryan Brown (9) left, learns the craft of building a soap box derby car with Ray Brown. The pair hope to build the winning car for Loomis Soap Box Derby and Tailgate Picnic take place on May 4th at Del Oro at the Boyington Entrance.