FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

The decision was made to cancel the Fredericksburg Soap Box Derby for 2018. 

The Soap Box Derby will not be held in Fredericksburg this year.  Participant numbers, public interest and sponsorships for the event have declined in recent years, whereas the man hours and resources required to successfully host this event have not.   The Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events Department strives to meet the needs of all of our City residents and we take pride in the many other family events that we invite you participate in as we continue to grow and create new adventures within our community.

We invite drivers to search for race locations here. For questions, please feel free to contact us now. 




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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