FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

Local Race Program

A Local Race is held annually by a Soap Box Derby® licensed Local Race Organization. Local racers must race in the race city closest to where they live.

The winner of a Local Race is called a "Local Champion" and is eligible to compete in the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby® World Championship in Akron, Ohio against other Local Champions.

To find your nearest Soap Box Derby sanctioned Race City, enter your zip code in the search to the right. To find a list of races please scroll down the page. You can search by region. Please note that race cities and dates are subject to change. To find out more about a Local race, please contact the Race Director. Please note that a racer's closest race city may lie outside the state and/or region he/she lives in.

Soap Box Derby Region Breakdown
Region 1 - Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
Region 2 - Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah
Region 3 - Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Region 4 - Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Missouri, South Dakota, Wyoming
Region 5 - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin
Region 6 - Ohio, West Virginia
Region 7 - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina
Region 8 - District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia
Region 9 - New York
Region 10 - Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont
Region 11 - Connecticut, Rhode Island
Region 12 - Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee



Race Schedule


Ocala (Ocala, FL)
Region: 7
05/05/2018 View Details

Chattanooga Area (Chattanooga, TN)
Region: 12
05/12/2018 View Details

Bowling Green (Bowling Green, KY)
Region: 12
05/18/2018 - 05/19/2018 View Details

Central Florida (Sanford, FL)
Region: 7
05/19/2018 View Details

Pottsville Area (Pottsville, PA)
Region: 8
05/19/2018 View Details


Athens (Athens, TN)
Region: 12
06/02/2018 View Details

Delmarva (Federalsburg, MD)
Region: 8
06/02/2018 View Details

Western Pennsylvania (Ambridge, PA)
Region: 8
06/09/2018 View Details

Mid Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Region: 4
06/10/2018 View Details

Star City (Roanoke, VA)
Region: 8
06/16/2018 View Details

Greater Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
Region: 8
06/17/2018 View Details

New Rochelle (New Rochelle, NY)
Region: 9
06/24/2018 View Details

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