FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

Greater Des Moines Soap Box Derby:

  •  2019 Summer Rookie Day
    • Saturday, July 27th


  • August/September 2019 AA Rally 4 Race Weekend (One double and one single elimination race each day)
    • Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st

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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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