There are 4 different divisions that the kids can race in:
The Stock division is for racers ages 7 to 13. They can accommodate a racer up to (approx.) 5'3" tall and 125 lbs. The shells of these cars can not be painted so you can have your choice of 3 colored shells: red, white, or blue.
Super Stock Division
The Super Stock division is for racers ages 9 to 18. They can accommodate a racer up to (approx.) 6'0" tall and 150 lbs. These cars can be painted any color the racer chooses.
The Masters division is for racers ages 10 to 20 and is driven by the more experienced drivers. They can accommodate a racer up to (approx.) 6'0" tall and 160 lbs. Because of the lay down design of these cars, smaller drivers are also competitive in this division. These cars can also be painted any color the racer chooses.
Denver will unfortunately not be running a Masters division this year. Hopefully there will be more interest next year.
Super Kids Division
This division is for children with physical or mental disabilities that would not be able to participate in the All American Soap Box Derby on their own. This is for kids ages 8 to 17. Each car is equipped with 2 steering wheels and has been specially designed to accommodate both a child with special needs and a veteran soap box derby driver who serves as a co-pilot.
In 1980 the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #34 had a community project and their undertaking was to assist with the local Akron Soap Box Derby. A veteran named Dave Mitan was working with the racers when he felt a tug on his shirt. Turning around to look who was trying to get his attention, he saw a special needs child next to a brother competing in the event. That small child asked, “Why can’t I do that?” Dave’s heart was so moved and his spirit so touched that he began discussing the experience with member veterans. The Chapter immediately met with the All-American Soap Box Derby, designed and built the cars. In 1981, the first Super Kids Classic was held in Akron, Ohio, and indeed on the same hill used by the All-American Soap Box Derby.
Racing is a family sport that requires the constructon of the car, preparing it for races, and participating in the races on local rally and championship race days. The cars (except for the Super Kids cars) come in a kit which includes everything needed for racing with the exception of the racing wheels and weights. You can buy the kit at www.aasbd.com.