FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

Greater Des Moines Soap Box Derby:


OPEN TRACK!  Starting April 24th on Tuesday Evenings 6-8 PM and running Tuesday through and including May 29th.


4/21 - Rookie Race.  Opportunity for kids to come on out and try the sport!  Starts at noon at the track!  Come out and try out Soapbox Derby! Ages 6-17.  FREE!


5/5/2018 and 5/6/2018  AA 4 race weekend.  Double and Single Elimination Race each day.

Inspections for the Des Moines / Norwalk local are on Friday 6/01/2018 ( location TBD )

6/02/2018 - AA Local in Norwalk, IA

9/15/2018 and 9/16/2018 AA Rally 4 race weekend. One double and one single elimination race each day.



If you have any questions please email us at or call Jack at 641-891-6425






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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