Jack Rabbit Derby Racer (Ramona Park)

Roller coaster in the United States
Jack Rabbit Derby Racer
Ramona Park
Location Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1914 to 1955
Replaced Figure 8 (Ramona Park)
Manufacturer John J. McElwee, James McElwee
Builder Ingersoll
Type Wooden - Twin
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Drop angle 80°

Jack Rabbit Derby Racer was a wooden double track racing roller coaster at Ramona Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. The coaster was built in 1914 and closed along with the park in 1955. It replaced the former Figure 8 roller coaster that closed in 1913 to make way for what was originally known as Ingersoll's Derby Racer, until it opened in 1914 when the name was changed to Jack Rabbit Derby Racer.[1][2]


Jack Rabbit Derby Racer features two tracks that run mostly simultaneously together with a few exceptions allowing the trains to race throughout the layout.[2]


2 trains with 3 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 18 riders per train. Both trains ran simultaneously as they raced one another side by side.[1][2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Photograph, Jack Rabbit Derby Racer". Grand Rapids Public Museum. 2013. Retrieved 2021. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hook, Patrick (2019). Ticket to Ride. USA: Chartwell Books. p. 85. ISBN 9780785835776.