FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

The New Hampshire Soap Box Derby provides opportunities for boys & girls ages 7+ to build then race in gravity powered cars in a side-by-side competition with three classes of cars: Stock, Super Stock and Masters.

The mission of Soap Box Derby is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration and fair and honest competition.

Participating in soap box derby provides racers the opportunity to sharpen their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills. Mechanical skills along with an appreciation of physics and mathematics define a winning racer.

Read about how Soap Box Derby started in New Hampshire at Gossler Park in Manchester  

Watch the WMUR Chronicle video about the NH Soap Box Derby

Stock Car Restoration Project

   We have aquired a storage unit of Stock divison cars that need some TLC and drivers!

Future Races

    The next Rally Weekend for NHSBD will be in May 2018 and then the 75th Anniversary Local Champsionship in June 2018!

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Good Luck Racers. 

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Calendar Icon  NHSBD Monthly Meeting:  Meetings are usually held the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM at Midway Buick-GMC located at 120 Route 108 in Somersworth NH.  Everyone is welcome.  Email us to confirm the next meeting.

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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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