FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

Welcome to the 21st Annual Rappahannock Regional Soap Box Derby


The Soapbox Derby is a great opportunity for families to bond, create, and spend quality time together.  From building your car together to having the family support on race day, this family centered event is bound to bring parents/guardians and children closer together.


Early Registration Deadline: April 24

Late Registration Deadline (late fee applies): May 8

Clinic Dates: April 9, May 7, May 21

Car Inspection and Impound: June 3-4

Race Day: June 17, 2017





Fredericksburg Parent & Family Cox Classic Soap Box Derby 2015 from VideoMann Productions on Vimeo.




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.

Local Partners

fredericksburg parent & family
So Wise Co.
Fredericksburg Saving
Beach Fries
Fredericksburg Orthodontics

National Partners

First Energy
Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems
UA College of Engineering
Pilot Flying J
Akron General
Myers Industries
Golden Corral
Taylor Made Jewelry
AKA Media
City of Akron
Akron Summit CVB
GPD Group
Summit County
Spaghetti Warehouse
Precision Garage Door
Huntington Bank
United Way of Summit County
Dairy Queen