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About Us

Our Track is located in South Charleston, WV in Little Creek Park.  We have the only dedicated track in West Virginia. Our track has lights, allowing us to race at night and is one of the few tracks in the US that is lighted.  We hold 5-6 races per year from April to October.  KVSBDA has over 30 loaner cars, available on a first come, first served basis.

 

We also have a WV Super Kids division for racers with special needs or disabilites, ages 7-18 years old.  An experienced co-driver pilots the Super Kid in derby cars built for two to experience the thrill of the hill!  WV Super Kids hold a Local Championship Race each May and several fun races throughout the year.

 

INTERNATIONAL SOAP BOX DERBY

Mission Statement

The Soap Box Derby® is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration and fair and honest competition.

Core Vaules and Drivers

• Youth Education and Leadership Development
• Family Engagement and Enrichment
• Honesty, Integrity and Perseverance
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Teamwork and Collaboration
• Mentoring
• Volunteerism
• Commitment to Community

The Derby is the official sanctioning body of Soap Box Derby racing and has exclusive licensing partnerships with more than 100 racing districts throughout world. These racing districts conduct sanctioned Soap Box Derby races throughout the year and qualify champs for the annual FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby® World Championship race at the world famous Derby Downs Track in Akron, Ohio. 

The Derby's Education Program is a fast-growing component of the organization and includes a STEM-Based Curriculum, the Gravity Racing Challenge® STEM Team Competition and a Mini Soap Box Derby program. 

The Derby also operates the world famous Derby Downs Track in Akron, Ohio where events are held throughout the racing season.

The Board of Directors oversees the operation of the Derby, and the day-to-day activities are handled by the Headquarters staff in Akron.