Oil Can Derby racers sought

WELLSBURG – Youth, ages 8-14, have until June 22 to register for Wellsburg’s Oil Can Derby by picking up and returning applications through Al’s Auto Service, 421 Commerce St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The race will be held at 9 a.m. July 4 on Fourth Street as part of the city’s nine-day celebration of Independence Day. There will be two divisions: stock, with a weight limit of 215 pounds (including car and driver), and super stock, with a combined weight limit of 225 pounds.

A practice for all racers will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 22. It’s not mandatory but encouraged because racers may not touch the cars after that date, said Fred Marino, the race’s organizer.

Marino is selling $10 chances on a set of Strata golf clubs at Al’s Auto to raise funds for the event.