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Greater Cincinnati Soap Box Derby

The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program open to any child at least 7 year of age and 20. Children compete by driving their racers in one of three levels of gravity powered racing cars built from kits purchased from the All-American Soap Box Derby.

Upcoming Races:


Race City: Greater Cincinnati
Race Date: June 10, 2017

Rain Date: June 11, 2017
Divisions: ST, SS
Race Fee: $50.00
Contact Person: Trevor Griffith
Location of Track: Larch Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224

The Greater Cincinnati Local Soap Box Derby is the traditional Derby race that started in 1934. The winners of each division move on to Akron to represent Greater Cincinnati in the All-American Soap Box Derby

A single, double elimination race. Greater Cincinnati only runs Stock and Super Stock divisions. Trophies are awarded up through eighth place in both divisions! 

Entry Fee:
Entry fee for the Local is $50 per driver and includes an event T-shirt, which must be worn during this race. Advance registration CLOSES ON JUNE 1st. There will be mandatory weigh-in scheduled on June 3-4th. A sign-up form is now available here at the following link, cars are assigned on first-come, first-served basis: Weigh-In Sign Up

Please note: If you are bringing your own car to race, you MUST sign up for one of these weigh-in times to have your car inspected and weighed. This will save time on race day.

Please park in designated areas
Pit Area/Check-In/Scales open 7:30 a.m.
Race begins at 9:30 a.m. 

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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