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Portage County Soap Box Derby

Welcome to the Portage County Soap Box Derby website! If you are looking for a fun, family and educational activity then you have come to the right place. Please explore our site and contact us for any additional information or to get your child to try out racing.  

On here we will put race dates and other information so everyone can be up to date! 

 

 

Portage County Soap Box Derby Race Clinics

Clinic # 1

  Rootstown Town Hall - SR 44

  Sunday  March 5th 1pm to 3 pm

  Learn about soap box derby racing and meet Portage County Racer Stephen Adkins

 

Clinic # 2

  Suffield Township Community Room - SR43 & 224

  Sunday  March 5th 3 pm to 5 pm

  Learn about soap box derby racing and meet Portage County Racer Stephen Adkins

 

Clinic # 3

  Shalersville Elementary School - SR 44 & 303

  Saturday  March 11th 11am to 1 pm

  Learn about soap box derby racing and meet Portage County Racer Stephen Adkins

 

Clinic # 4

 VFW Aurora (Geauga Lake) - SR 43

  Sunday  March 19th 1pm to 3 pm

  Learn about soap box derby racing and meet Portage County Racer Stephen Adkins

 

Car Clinic

  Buchert Park - High Street Mantua

  Sunday  April 23rd 2pm to 4 pm

  Portage County Racers bring your derby cars and get them tuned up for our local race

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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