FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

Central Florida Soap Box Derby

 Congratulations Sanford Local Champions:

Clifton Marshall-Super Kids

Logan Dempsey-Stock

Julie Kelley-Super Stock

Gavin Smith-Masters

Sanford Local Race May 2, 2020


Map to Sanford Mike Kirby Park (formerly Derby Park)


Recreation Logo Color



A message from the All-American Soap Box Derby

The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program which has run nationally since 1934. World Championship finals are held each July at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio.

The idea of the Soap Box Derby grew out of a photographic assignment of Dayton, Ohio, newsman Myron Scott. He covered a race of boy-built cars in his home community and was so impressed with this event that he acquired a copyright for the idea and began development of a similar program on a national scale.

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