FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

Building A Car

Here are plans to help get you started on your new Soap Box Derby car:

Stock Car Building Plans
Updated August 24, 2017 with a clarification on how to handle the taping of fraying cable – consistent across all three divisions

Excess steering cable may extend past second ¼” cable clamp and may be removed by cutting. To avoid cable fraying it is recommended that you tape the ends (electrical tape or similar). The tape can cover a maximum of 3/4” of the cable and can be taped to the other cable.

Clarification on weights – consistent across all three divisions

Weights must not:

Be suspended. No cushion (sponge, rubber, springs, etc.) or other material may be used between the weights or the weight and the floorboard.

Be cantilevered or bowed (must be flat).

How to build a Stock Car video

Stock Car

 

Super Stock Car Building Plans
Updated August, 2017 with a clarification on how to handle the taping of fraying cable – consistent across all three divisions

Excess steering cable may extend past second ¼” cable clamp and may be removed by cutting. To avoid cable fraying it is recommended that you tape the ends (electrical tape or similar). The tape can cover a maximum of 3/4” of the cable and can be taped to the other cable.

Clarification on weights – consistent across all three divisions

Weights must not:

Be suspended. No cushion (sponge, rubber, springs, etc.) or other material may be used between the weights or the weight and the floorboard.

Be cantilevered or bowed (must be flat).

Body filler products are permitted to fill in the seam

Tech Tip #2
Seam

2.7 The seam that is visible around the middle of the car can be covered with paint and primer products. Also, body filler products such as Bondo are permitted to fill in the seam.

How to build a Super Stock Car video

Ss Drawing

 

Master Car Plans
Updated August, 2017 

Beginning with the 2019-2020 racing season (Aug. 1) epoxy will no longer be allowed to be used on the front and rear mounting plates.

 

Scottie Drawing