FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

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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How Do I Start A GRC Team

The GRC Competition challenges teams of school children to build a Soap Box Derby racing car using a standard kit and a set of rules. Teams build cars using parts (floorboard, steering, braking, axles, wheels, etc.) and compete in education races around the country against other school teams.

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Finding A GRC Team Sponsor

There are a number of ways to obtain funding for your GRC team. The best way is to solicit local businesses for financial support. A number of school districts have Academic Foundations who lend their support to projects like the GRC. There are a number of small grants that are available for STEM related activities.

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Building A Stock Car

Learn how to build a Soap Box Derby Stock car. Jared Zimmerman, host of Velocity's "Car Fix," will walk you through step-by-step. Watch the full video, or choose the video with the step you need.

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Stock Car Plans

Building A Super Stock Car

Learn how to build a Soap Box Derby Super Stock car. Jared Zimmerman, host of Velocity's "Car Fix," will walk you through step-by-step. Watch the full video, or choose the video with the step you need.

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Super Stock Car Plans

 

Painting Your Super Stock Car

A Stock Car CANNOT be paintied. A Super Stock car can be painted. Certain steps need to be taken to prepare your Super Stock Car for painting. 

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Adding Weights To Your Car

Weights can and should be added to your Soap Box Derby car after the building process is complete.

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Inspecting Your Stock Car

After you've built your Stock Car you'll need to get it inspected. It's a simple process if you've followed the building plans.

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Inspecting Your Super Stock Car

After you've built your Super Stock Car you'll need to get it inspected. It's a simple process if you've followed the building plans.

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Storing Your Soap Box Derby Car

After you've finished racing you'll want to make sure your car is stored properly.

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Akron GRC Optional Contest

Enter your Soap Box Derby team in the Mini Soap Box Derby Car Race & Design contest.

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STEM Summer Program

The Soap Box Derby STEM Summer Program at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio, is designed for kids ages 9-12. 

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