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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.


 2018 Race Schedule

Greater Cincinnati Soap Box Derby races monthly on street circuits starting in April and running through October.

Saturday - April 7 - 1pm - 6pm

Cincinnati Fun Run* - Free trial runs for youth interested in Soap Box Derby

Location: Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042


April

Sunday April 15 -  Grand Prix* (Due to construction on Hetzell this race is canceled.)

Location: TBD


May

Saturday, May 19- Golf Manor Grand Prix

Location: Bremont Ave, Golf Manor


June - ALL-AMERICAN LOCAL QUALIFIER

Sunday, June 10 - Greater Cincinnati Local Derby*

Location: Larch Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224


August - Tentative date

Saturday, August 4 - Grand Prix*

Location: TBD


September

Saturday, September 22 - Florence Grand Prix*

Location: Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042


October - Tentative date

Saturday, October 6 - Grand Prix*

Location: TBD

* Non All-American Rally Point Race 

 

GREATER CINCINNATI 2018 LOCAL RESULTS

2018 Local Top 3

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

Stock
1st Place - Kadyn Merillat
2nd Place - Gabriella Kimbrough (Stock Rookie of the Year)
3rd Place - Will Payton 
(Photo: Will, Kadyn, Gabriella)

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 truly couldn't have done it without your support and help on race day, so THANK YOU!

Stock Divsion Results:

4th Place - Gaven Degenhardt
5th Place - Sylvia Kimbrough
6th Place - Seth Degenhardt
7th Place - Theresa Yeager
8th Place - Jacob Trent

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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