FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

 Kansas City Soap Box Derby Schedule

 

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.

 

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 race

  • $100 per 4 race weekend



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

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

 

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 race

  • $100 per 4 race weekend

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


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 race

  • $100 per 4 race weekend

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.