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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: 

Eventbrite - Florence Grand Prix

Florence Grand Prix information

September 23, 2017

Race City: Florence, KY
Race Date: September 23, 2017
Divisions: ST, SS
Contact Person: Trevor Griffith
Location of Track: Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042

Two races, a double elimination starting in the morning and a single elimination race starting immediately afterwards.

Stock and Super Stock Trophy plaques/plates to eighth place! 

Entry Fee:

Entry fee rates for all 2017 races, excluding the Local:
$25 per race (with your own car)
$10 per day/per driver car rental fee (whether you rent for one race or two)

Please park in designated areas
Pit Area/Check-In/Scales open 7:30 a.m.
Racing begins at 9:00 a.m. 

Course information:
Track surface and runout is a smooth city road. Approximately 375' with 175' runout area.

Amenities:
Portable restroom available on site.

CONGRATULATIONS ZANDER KOKOTAJLO

2nd Place - Local Super Stock Division - 80th FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby

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GREATER CINCINNATI 2017 LOCAL RESULTS

2017 Local winners

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

Stock
1st Place - Aaron Howard
2nd Place - Will Payton (Stock Rookie of the Year)
3rd Place - Branden Griffith
(front row, Will, Aaron, Branden)

Super Stock
1st Place - Zander Kokotajlo
2nd Place - Xavier Camden
3rd Place - Zavier Hoover (Super Stock Rookie of the Year)
(back row, Xavier, Zander, Zavier)

A big thank you all our drivers, parents, car handlers, and volunteers for making the Greater Cincinnati Local Derby Race a great family friendly event. We had 28 cars racing for their chance to race in Akron. We truly couldn't have done it without your support and help on race day, so THANK YOU!

Stock Divsion Results:

4th Place - Madison Rhoden
5th Place - Kadyn Merillat
6th Place - Theresa Yeager
7th Place - Cameron Wheeler
8th Place - Emily Rudd

Super Stock Divsion Results:

4th Place - Sam Watts
5th Place - Tyler Helton
6th Place - Oscar Nevins
7th Place - Nathan Turner
8th Place - Timothy Rudd

Don't have kids, but want to be part of the fun?  

We have several volunteer positions available, register here.

 

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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