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Columbus Soap Box Derby

The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program open to any child at least 7 years of age and not yet age 21. 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.

Calling All Drivers - Sept 14, 2019 - Columbus Autumn Rally Race

One double and one single elimination all three divisions on Saturday only.

Race is not yet, but soon will be listed on the AA site. Per the new rules, 2-4-2 Progressive wheel swap for the double...non-progressive for the single. Pit at the top. The team from Your Space Matters will work runout and donations will be graciously accepted.

Track opens at 7am, registration closes at 8am, racing begins at 9am. Its an OSU away game.
$30/car for the day (one or both races) if paid in advance. $40/car for the day (one or both races) if you pay at the track. Register and pay early so everyone has confidence in a full field.  If your plans change after registering, just let us know. Registration links are below.



Dates are not yet approved.  Roughly, plan on a Fun Day in early April, a two day rally later in April, and the Columbus Championships in May.


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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