FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

Greater Des Moines Soap Box Derby:


  • Kidsfest 2019 ( 
    • Friday, January 18th and Saturday, January 19th
  • April 2019 Rookie Event & Potential NDR Race (More details to come)
    • Saturday, April 27th
  • May 2019 AA Rally 4 Race Weekend (One double and one single elimination race each day)
    • Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th
  • June 2019 AA Local (701 Main St, Norwalk, IA 50211 - Inspections are on Friday 5/31/19 location TBD)
    • Saturday, June 1st
  • August 2019 AA Rally 2 Race Day (Single Day Race - One double and one single elimination race)
    • Saturday, August 17th
  • September 2019 AA Rally 4 Race Weekend (One double and one single elimination race each day)
    • Saturday, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th

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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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