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Greater Cincinnati Local Derby Race

Observatory Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208

The Greater Cincinnati Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program open to any child at least 7 year of age and 17. Children compete by driving their racers in one of two levels of gravity powered racing cars built from kits purchased from the All-American Soap Box Derby. Don't have a Derby car, no need to worry, we have plenty to borrow.


Race City: Greater Cincinnati
Race Date: June 2, 2019

Divisions: Stock, Super Stock
Contact Person: Stan Kokotajlo
Location of Track: Observatory Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208

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!


Registration form
Minor Waiver release form
Parent Code of Conduct form
Soap Box Reference Guide
What to Expect on Race Day

Car Weigh-In or Inspection - There will be mandatory weigh-in scheduled on May 28th-June 1st. A sign-up form will be available at the following link at a later date, cars are assigned on first-come, first-served basis: Weigh-In Sign Up

Drivers: Please remember to bring your registration form(s), Parent Code of Conduct, Minor Waiver form and copy of birth certificate on race day.

Race Day map available soon.

Race Registration Bib Race Check In   Race Registration Restroom  Restrooms   Race Registration Parking  Parking    Race Registration Spectator  Race Spectator Locations

Parking location TBD.

Portable restroom will be located near the track.
Pit Area/Check-In/Scales open 7:30 a.m.
Race begins after all rookie runs are complete, approximately 9:30 a.m. 

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Parent Code of Conduct Form