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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 2019 Calendar

 

February

  • 13th – 6:30pm Board meeting at Lansky’s 50th and L

 

March

  • 13th - 6:30pm Board meeting at Lansky’s 50th and L
  • 14th thru 17th World of Wheels car show at Century Link Center Omaha NE
  • 16th Hot Rod Reunion 2019 - 6pm to Midnight @ Fireman’s Hall 60th and Grover

(This is a MAJOR FUND RAISER FOR THE OMAHA SOAP BOX DERBY)

 

April

  • 10th – 5:30pm Board meeting at Track (Major Clean Up)
  • 24th – 5:30pm Open Track and Free Test Rides for new potential racers
  • 28th– MANDATORY Kick-off meeting 3:00pm to 5:00pm   

               At Track – North end of Seymour Smith Park 72nd and Harrison

            Hot Dogs and Drinks will be served.  New Prospects and Current Families to attend

 

May

  • 1st – 5:30pm Open Track and rookie night
  • 4th &  5th – Omaha All American Rally  (Double and Single each day)
  • 8th – 5:30pm Open Track and rookie night (Board meeting as well)
  • 15th – 5:30pm Open Track and rookie night
  • 29th - 5:30pm Open Track and rookie night

 

June

  • 5th – 5:30pm Open track Board Meeting
  • 12th – 5:30pm Open Track and Start AA Race Inspections
  • 15th Peers Auto - Corvette Club Auto Show (times to be determined)

This is a MAJOR FUND RAISER for the Omaha Soap Box Derby

  • 19th – 5:30pm Open Track &  Final Inspections time for Local AA Race
  • 21st – 10:00am Final Track Prep for Local (Track Closed)
  • 22rd – 7:00am OMAHA LOCAL ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • 23rd – Omaha Local Rain out date, awards presentation & Super Kids Race

 

July

  • 14th -20st ALL AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS AKRON OHIO

 

August

  • 14th - 5:30pm Board Meeting at Track

 

September

  • 11th – 5:30pm Board Meeting at Track
  • 18th – 5:30pm Open track – PREP FOR MONSTER RALLY
  • 25th – 5:30pm Open track – PREP FOR MONSTER RALLY
  • 28th and 29th - 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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