FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

The Local Southeast Georgia Derby Race History:

 

The local derby began in 1992 in Lyons, Georgia.  Approximately 20 cars were involved in the first race competing in only the Stock Division.

 Today, the local race has grown to over 60 drivers competing in two divisions: Stock and Super-stock. In 2014, the Southeast Georgia Soapbox Derby stock division was the 2nd largest in size of number of drivers in the country next to the All-American race itself.  Michael Williamson was named the local director in 2012.  At that time the SE Georgia Derby only had 19 cars involved.  His vision for the derby was to see it grow bigger and better with each year.  In 2013, the super-stock division was added.  The Stock Division is open to boys and girls 7-13 years old.  This is the easiest division and features cars made from a ready-to-assemble kit.  These can be ordered in red, white, or blue and can only be decorated with vinyl lettering.  The super-stock cars are slightly larger, weigh more, can have a custom paint job, and can accommodate a driver from 10 to 17 years old.  The winners from each division are presented with a champion jacket and a $1000.00 check to help with expenses for traveling to Akron, OH to compete in the World Championship Race.