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Welcome to the New Jersey Soap Box Derby website. The mission of the New Jersey Soap Box Derby Racing Association is to help promote and publicize all forms of Soap Box racing throughout the state of New Jersey.   New Jersey features many races throughout the state. 

Email us at: for more information.
Pre-registration is required. 
Some cars are available for loan, contact us ASAP

Race location: S. Timberlane Drive, Hopewell Township, NJ

The Hopewell Township race is the only official sanctioned race by All American Soap Box Derby in New Jersey with winners advancing to Akron, Ohio for the International Soap Box Derby Championship.  Please call email us for info about the Local Derby at

The Hopewell Township Local Race features 3 divisions of racing to include: Stock, Super Stock, and Masters.  The Hopewell Township race is annually held in June. This event is a double elimination event which guarantees all entries will race a minimum of four runs on the hill.  

Special thanks to Hopewell Township Recreation & Public Works Departments for bringing racing to another NJ town. 

The International Soap Box Derby championship is held annually in Akron, Ohio in mid July.  To order your car kit or for more info about the World Championship race please go to  


New Brunswick Past Champions:
2001       Stock                    David Seamon
2002       Stock                    Daniel Rivera
2002       Super Stock          Shannon Varga
2003       Stock                    Mitch Newsom
2003       Super Stock          Forest Stranburg
2004       Stock                    Gil Swenson
2004       Super Stock          Lauren Santullo
2005       Stock                    Lauren Santullo
2005       Super Stock          Skeeter Klim
2006       Stock                    Austin Friend
2006       Super Stock          Kim Clementi
2007       Stock                    Robby Goodfellow
2007       Super Stock          CJ Clementi
2008       Stock                    McKenzie Garrick
2008       Super Stock          Issac Grube
2008       Masters                Sophie Goodfellow
2009       Stock                    Nicholas Landi
2009       Super Stock          Maegan Cerqueira
2009       Masters                Vincent Fresco
2010       Stock                    Julianne Miller
2010       Super Stock         Meridith Miller
2010       Masters               Maegan Cerqueira
2011       Stock                   Noah Ratliff
2011       Super Stock         Nina Marie Amadeo
2011       Masters               Patrick Flynn
2012       Stock                  Jeffrey Clouser
2012       Super Stock         Julianne Miller
2012       Masters                Alex Hawkins
2013       Stock                   Andrew Gonzalez
2013       Super Stock          Sarah Flynn
2013       Masters                Meredith Miller
2014       Stock                    Hanah Lehrian
2014       Super Stock           Ryan Pierson
2014       Masters                Jeffrey Clouser
2015       Stock                    Louis Bizzoco
2015       Super Stock          Jessie Gutierrez
2015       Masters                Hal Conte
2016       Stock                   Aidan Smith
2016       Super Stock         George Amadeo
2016       Masters                Ryan Pierson
2017       Stock                   Ryan Amesigio
2017       Super Stock          Alexander Gutierrez
2017       Masters                Jessie Gutierrez
2019       Stock                   Mia Aguilera
2019       Super Stock          Nicole Woods
2019       Masters                Sophia Sheffmaker
2020       Stock                   Allie Ananian
2020       Super Stock          Mason Tramontana
2020       Masters                Ian Jameson


Some of our past Champions: 





Kids, don't wait till your 16 to drive.  Start driving Soap Box Derby cars now.  A student who is 7 - 20 years of age on race day can race in the Soap Box Derby.
To race in the official races you will need either a Stock, Super Stock, or Masters Car Kit.  The Stock and Super Stock car kits cost approximately $550 each.  The Masters Car kit costs approximately $700-$1,000 depending on your paint job and detail.  These cars can be purchased online at  Most families seek sponsors through local businesses or corporations to help pay for the cost of the soap box car kit and then provide advertising or logos on their cars.  If you need a new soap box car kit you should order and build your car a month or two in advance of the race.  Kits can be ordered online at 
The stock division is for racers ages 7-13.  The Super Stock division is for racers ages 9-20 years of age.  The Masters Division is for racers ages 10-20.   Super Kids Division is for any child age 7+. The New Brunswick race is open to anyone that lives in New Jersey. 

 Registration Info: To register for the Hopewell Township event, please complete an entry form and email to  For an application please visit our registration info page 



 Participants preparing for the New Brunswick race. 
Rob and Robbie Goodfellow racing in the Adult Races this year.  Father and Son doing battle on the hill.  
Students on the roof of a parking deck working together on building their stock car for the race.  
4 Super Kids Cars for special needs students racing.  


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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