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Piedmont Area High Color

Piedmont Area Soap Box Derby
Gravity Racing Challenge STEM Team Competition
Culpeper, VA


Registration Fee: $50 per car
No refunds will be given for any reason.

Registration Deadline: TBD

Race Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Race Location:
Paul Bates Raceway
14017 Laurel Valley Place
Culpeper, VA  22701

Check In: 8 a.m.

Divisions: Stock: Grades 3 - 5Super Stock: Grades 5 - 8 

There will be concessions for sale. 

Waiver: A signed waiver for each youth must be brought to the track the day of the event in order to participate.

Car Inspection Dates for Piedmont Area Soap Box Derby Cars:
Team car inspections & test runs. Must have a signed waiver. 

  • TBD | 3 - 5 p.m.
  • TBD | 3 - 5 p.m.
  • TBD | 3 - 5 p.m.

Inspections will take place at Paul Bates Raceway, 14017 Laurel Valley Place, Culpeper, VA 22701

NOTE: Any team registering for this race must have their car inspected on one of the above dates before race day.  Any team not having their car inspected before race day will not be eligible to race on the day of the event.

Optional Contests:

  • Mini Car Race
  • Best Mini Car Design
  • Photography
  • Press Release
  • Infomercial
  • Poster Contest

Optional contest entries are due no later than: TBD

If you have questions about the race, please contact:

Frankie Gilmore
Phone: 540-272-1848

For questions about registration, please email Heather Pulley at


Optional Contests

Minor Waiver and Photographic Release Form 

Competition Guidelines

Teachers/Coaches Additional Resources

Re-Build Kit

It's great for GRC teams who are rebuilding their Stock or Super Stock cars. Trying to map out how to re-build your Soap Box Derby car? Make this re-build kit part of the equation.

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Optional Contests

Enter your Soap Box Derby team in one of the six optional contests. Contests include Infomercial, Mini Soap Box Derby Car Race & Design, Photography, Poster, Press Release.

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