Cape Girardeau Soap Box Derby
Known as the greatest amateur racing event, Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program that began in 1934. Girls and boys ages 7-18 race gravity powered cars, reaching speeds up to 30 miles an hour.
The annual race in Cape Girardeau, sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Rotary Club, is typically held on the first Saturday in May. Drivers race down a portion of North Sprigg Street between Bertling and Lexington Avenue.
April 8, 2017 First clinic, St. Vincent de Paul Center, Cape Girardeau
April 22, 2017, Second clinic, St. Vincent de Paul Center, Cape Girardeau
May 5, 2017, Final check-in, Blanchard School, Cape Girardeau
May 6, 2017, RACE DAY
May 7, 2017, Rain Day
List Of Races
- National News
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- Soap Box Derby is partnering with Northeast Ohio STEM Ecosystem and Cuyahoga Community College to pilot a program to engage students in designing, building and racing autonomous Soap Box Derby cars