FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

Greater Des Moines Soap Box Derby:

  •  2019 Summer Rookie Day
    • Saturday, July 27th
    • The Greater Des Moines Soap Box Derby’s racing season has come to a close, but we aren’t ready to be done racing! Did you miss our Spring Rookie Day in April? Here’s your second chance! The Greater Des Moines Soap Box Derby Association is hosting a Summer Rookie Training and Race on July 27th, 2019 at 9 am at the Ewing Park Soap Box racetrack. This event is for children (ages 7-18) and their parents to learn the basics of soap box derby racing and test out their driving skills on our dedicated racetrack in Ewing Park with the assistance of current racers and their families. We will have association cars and helmets available for kids to use during the event. This is the perfect opportunity for you to see what derby racing is all about! 

    • After training, the Greater Des Moines Soap Box Derby will be hosting a Rookie Race for the new rookie drivers to test their skills against each other. The Rookie Training and Race is a free event, and all are welcome to join us! The Rookie Training and Race is a great opportunity for new racers to prepare for the 2019 Fall racing season. The Greater Des Moines Soap Box Derby will be hosting a Fall All-American race weekend on Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st at the Ewing Park Soap Box racetrack.

 

  • August/September 2019 AA Rally 4 Race Weekend (One double and one single elimination race each day)
    • Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st
    • MASTERS RACERS ONLY: For the double elimination on Sunday, 1st and 2nd place winners will receive a trophy and $50 each. 3rd place will be awarded $100 to $200 (Special conditions apply). Racers must race in all 4 races for the weekend. Contact the Greater Des Moines Soap Box Derby at dmsoapbox@gmail.com with any questions.

       

 

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If you have any questions, please email us at dmsoapbox@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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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