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Indianapolis Soap Box Derby

 

2016 Indianapolis Local Champs

Masters: Marlon Wells

Super Stock: Bradley Getts

Stock: Robbie Welp

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These 3 winners will compete in Akron Ohio in July at the International Soap Box Derby Championship.

LOCAL RACE INFO: Local inspection and impounment is Friday June 16, 3-8pm at Riverside Garage, 1426 W. 29th Street.  If questions please call Director Bob Getts at number listed in info section.  Bring extra brake pads and tools if required to make car adjustments.  You are encourged to come as early as possible.

Local is Saturday June 17.  Drivers to report to their cars by 7am.  Festivities to starts at 8am.

 

 

 

GRAVITY POWERED AND STEM DRIVEN!

Soap Box Derby INSPIRES.  It's ENGAGING and CHALLENGING and creates PASSION.  It provides EDUCATION in SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING and MATH.  It teaches LEADERSHIP, SPORTSMANSHIP, and PERSEVERANCE.  It provides MENTORSHIP, COMPETITION, FRIENDSHIP, and TEAMWORK.  It's rooted in FAMILY and COMMUNITY and creates CHAMPIONS on and off the track!

The International Soap Box Derby is a youth gravity racing sport for boys and girls ages 7 through 18 years old. The goals of the Soap Box Derby program have not changed since it began in 1934...to promote families working together, to teach children some basic skills & sportsmanship through...

Science and Technology:  SBD racers apply basic tool skills while learning how to utilize the principles of conservation of energy and aerodynamics.

Teamwork: From assembling their cars to working with their own pit crew, SBD racers must meet the challenges of effective teamwork.

Community Service:  Indy SBD racers experience the value of a community working together for the betterment of all. It takes help from all to run a race. 

Family Bonds: SBD helps bring families together by having a common goal to work toward together. 

Leadership:  As kids mature they learn to provide leadership and coaching to the younger racers. 

Diversity:  Our diverse group of racers learn and have fun together. Kids make new friends!

It's just fun! - Quinton Hatfield age 10

 

 

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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