Wabamm Logo

Box Car Racers in Clearwater

Posted By Paul Grimsley On Tuesday, October 24, 2017

St Pete has the Firestone Grand Prix, where the streets are taken over every year by the fast moving race cars from the IndyCar Series, and you can barely move for the crowds, or hear yourself think for the noise.

Clearwater puts an interesting spin on the whole racing phenomenon, with it's annual Achieva Box Car Rally, which, this year, took place on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Trading in the noise of race cars for the excited crowd, drawn from all ages, there were a lot people in attendance.

The main course the drivers take starts at the intersection of Osceola and Cleveland, and continues west down Cleveland to the waterfront.

You had Pee-Wees (7-12), Teens (13-17), Adults (18 and older), High School (where the driver represented a high school), Corporate (representing a business or organization) and Auto (where they represented a business in the automotive industry).

It was a fun day for everyone