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Port Jervis Soap Box Derby

The Port Jervis Soap Box Derby is the Largest Local Soap Box Derby... IN THE WORLD!

It's time to sign up for the 2018 PJSBD! Sign-up sessions will be held:

  • Wednesday, March 14th 6pm to 9pm
  • Sunday, March 18th 12pm to 3pm

Both sessions will be at the PJ Youth Center on Pike Street. Driver paperwork is posted under "getting started".

Exciting News! New Format for our Derby!
This year's schedule will be much lighter as we will trim down top two practice dates for all - one a few weeks before the derby and one the day before race day. No need to lug those cars back and forth from practice so many times!

Also, both practices AND the derby itself will be held on Sussex Street! Drivers will be able to practice where they will race!

And even more great news! No more lugging cars back up the hill after practice runs! Our new format will allow us to have trucks and trailers to transport the cars back to the top for you, both to move things along during practice AND to get rid of those derby backaches!

Race Day is Sunday, June 10th. Please see the important derby dates HERE. We are excited for our 2018 racing season and hope you will join us for the ride!

2017 All Drivers
All 2017 Drivers


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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