FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown


Calling young drivers!  Join us for the return of the Philippine Soap Box Derby Racing this May 6 & 7 2017.

PSBDFA is a volunteer non-profit and educational program where kids ages 7-18 compete in local and rally races with hopes to advancing to participate in the First Energy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship in Akron, OH U.S.A.

The soap box derby racing is open to all kids, boys and girls, who qualify through age on or before August of each year. Proof of age is required. Eligibility to register and race is determined under the following guidelines.

  • Stock: 7-13
  • Super Stock: 9-18

Stock Cars can accommodate racers up to about 5'3" and 125 lbs (max weight or car and drive is 200 lbs) while Super Super cars can accommodate racers up to about 6' tall and 160 lbs (max weight or car and drive is 200 lbs).

Limited up-dated soap box derby kits and parts will be available for purchase early February 2017.  Please email ASAP to for more information.  PLEASE CALL 364.36.94 to reserve your kits.  First Come First Serve.

Old soap box cars are not acceptable to race. The PSBDFA rules and regulations apply.

Hurry and get your sponsor now!

We are actively looking for sponsors, volunteers, and racers. To sign-up, please visit our CONTACT US page. Potential racers, please be sure to include your racer's name, birth date, and contact info.

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 2017 Psbdfa Racer Information Outside Of Trifold

2017 Psbdfa Racer Information Inside Of Trifold



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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