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Welcome to the Omaha Area Soap Box Derby

The Omaha Area Soap Box Derby Association is dedicated to helping children become solid community citizens through the teaching of basic construction skills, teamwork, the spirit of competition, perseverance, and family values.

Omaha was one of the original 34 cities at the first All-American Soap Box Derby in 1934.  Omaha held a local race until 1966.  The race was restarted by the Bellevue Optimist Club in 1979 and raced on Galvin Road (in Bellevue, NE) for 8 years before moving to it's current location at Seymour Smith Park, Omaha, NE. 

Soap box derby is a racing program for girls and boys ages 7 to 21 years old.

 

Omaha Area Soap Box Derby 2018 Calendar

February

  • 7th – 6:30pm Board meeting at Lansky’s 50th and L
  • 11th – 6:00pm Kick-off Registration at LaVista Community Center 8116 Parkview Blvd

LaVista NE  68128

  • 24th – 7:00pm Serious Brothers Derby Fund Raiser at Fireman’s Hall 60th and Grover

March

  • 7th - 6:30pm Board meeting at Lansky’s 50th and L
  • 15th thru 18th World of Wheels car show at Century Link Center Omaha NE

April

  • 11th – 6:00pm Board meeting at Track
  • 25th – 6:00pm Spring cleaning at Track
  • 29th – “Hot Dogs and Derby Day” at Track Time TBD

May

  • 2nd – 6:00pm Open Track and rookie night
  • 9th – 6:00pm Open Track and rookie night (Board meeting as well)
  • 16th – 6:00pm Open Track and rookie night
  • 23rd – 6:00pm Open Track and prep for AA rally
  • 26th -  7:00am OMAHA All American Rally
  • 27th – 7:00am OMAHA All American Rally

June

  • 6th – 6:00pm Open track Board Meeting
  • 13th – 6:00pm Open Track Board Meeting
  • 20th – 6:00pm Inspections for Local Championship
  • 22nd – 10:00am Final Track Prep for Local
  • 23rd – 7:00am OMAHA LOCAL ALL AMERICAN
  • 24th -  Omaha LOCAL RAINOUT and Special Olympics Champions Race

July

  • 15th -21st ALL AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS AKRON OHIO

August

  • 8th -  6:00pm Board Meeting at Track

September

  • 12th – 6:00pm Board Meeting at Track
  • 26th – 6:00pm Open track – PREP FOR MONSTER RALLY
  • 29th – 7:00am OMAHA MONSTER ALL AMERICAN RALLY
  • 30th – 7:00am OMAHA MONSTER ALL AMERICAN RALLY

October

  • 10th 6:00 PM Board Meeting at Track and prepare storage of cars

 

 

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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