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About Kansas City Soap Box Derby

Known as the greatest amateur racing event, Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program that began in 1934 and has been an organized sport in Kansas City since 1947. Girls and boys ages 7-21 build their gravity powered racers with the help of a parent or another adult and compete against other racers reaching speeds up to 30 miles an hour on the dedicated track at 4600 Eastern Avenue in Kansas City Missouri. Racers learn the skill of quality workmanship, the thrill of competition, the importance of sportsmanship and the fulfillment of perseverance. Soap Box Derby builds close parent/child relationships and creates memories that will last a lifetime.

Rallies are sanctioned by either the All-American Soap Box Derby (AA) .AA competitors may be 7 years to 18 years old.

 

In 2013 we started KC Super Kids program.  Each year we send a super kid to Akron to the National Super Kids Classic.  To learn more about this program please contact us or check out the website.  We will be holding 2 races this year TBA.

 

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Kansas City Soap Box Derby Location

 

Open Track Times
  
                    Wednesday, May 3rd 6-8 pm and Friday, May 5th 6-8 pm
                    Wednesday, June 14th 6-8 pm and Friday, June 16th 6-8 pm
                    Wednesday, August 16th 6-8 pm and Friday, August 18th 6-8 pm
Come catch the "Thrill of the Hill.' We will have soap box derby cars available for any boy or girl age 7 to 21 to try out. New drivers never start out from the top of the hill. We take them part way down the hill and let them coast to the bottom.  If we feel they can handle it, we gradually let them start out higher and higher on the hill until they are ready to start from the top. Drivers who can drive successfully from the top of the hill will be issued an Official KCSBD Driver's License.

March 11 & 12 (Saturday & Sunday) - All-American Indoor Rally

All-American races are open to drivers ages 7-18. We will hold one double elimination and one single elimination race on Saturday in addition to one double elimination and one single elimination race on Sunday. Information for this race can be found below.

You can officially register by contacting KCSBD President, Laura Hawkins at kcsoapbox@gmail.com.

 


May 6 & 7 (Saturday & Sunday) - All-American Spring Rally

All-American races are open to drivers ages 7-18. We will hold one double elimination and one single elimination race on Saturday in addition to one double elimination and one single elimination race on Sunday, weather permitting.  

Race fee options:

  • $35 per double elimination race and $25 for single elimination race

  • $100 per 4 race weekend - discount only applies if you will be racing all 4 races

June 17 (Saturday) - All-American Local Race

To race in the Local your car needs to be inspected. 
Inspections will announced at a later date
If you can't make it, please contact Steve Yonker @ 816-807-1016    

 

The winner in each division of this race will go on to represent Kansas City in the All-American Championship Race in Akron, OH in July 2017! This will be a double elimination race.

Race fee options:

  • $35 per race

 
June 17 (Saturday) - All-American Local Awards Banquet
 
Location to be announced. There will be trophies, prizes and goodies for all race participants!


August 19 & 20 (Saturday & Sunday) - All-American Fall Rally

    All-American races are open to drivers ages 7-18. We will hold one double elimination and one single elimination race on Saturday in addition to one double elimination and one single elimination race on Sunday, weather permitting. 

 

Race fee options:

  • $35 per double elimination race and $25 for single elimination race

  • $100 per 4 race weekend - discount only applies if you will be racing all 4 races


October 14 & 15 (Saturday & Sunday) - All-American Fall Rally

All-American races are open to drivers ages 7-18. We will hold one double elimination and one single elimination race on Saturday in addition to one double elimination and one single elimination race on Sunday, weather permitting. 

 

Race fee options:

  • $35 per double elimination race and $25 for single elimination race

  • $100 per 4 race weekend - discount only applies if you will be racing all 4 races

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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