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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

    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.  These Dates are free for everyone to come out.

Open track is April through September (except July no open track)

 

               Thursday, April 21st and Sunday, April 24th

               Thursday, May 19th and Sunday, May 22nd

               Thursday, June 16th 

               Thursday, August 18th

               Thursday, September 15th and Sunday, September 18th


April 30 & May 1 (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 race
  • $100 per 4 race weekend
  • $350 per year, per racer or $650 per family (up to 4 racers) per year, must be pay by April 1st, 2016.

 

June 18 (Saturday) - All-American Local Race

    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 2016! This will be a double elimination race.

 

Race fee options:

  • $35 per race
  • $350 per year, per racer or $650 per family (up to 4 racers) per year

 

June 18 (Saturday) - All-American Local Awards Banquet

 Location to be announced. There will be trophies, prizes and goodies for all race participants!

 

August 20 & 21 (Saturday & Sunday) - All-American  Rally (4 Race weekend)


    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 race
  • $100 per 4 race weekend
  • $350 per year, per racer or $650 per family (up to 4 racers) per year

 Oct. 15 &16 ( Saturday & Sunday) - All American 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 race
  • $100 per 4 race weekend 
  • $350 per year, per racer or $650 per family (up to 4 racers) per year, must be pay by April 1st, 2016.

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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