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Wayne-Holmes Soap Box Derby

The Wayne Holmes Soap Box Derby is one of the oldest and most respected soap box derby organizations in the world. Each year, racers from all over the Wayne and Holmes county area show up for the Local race to determine who will be the Champions that will represent Wayne Holmes Soap Box Derby in the World Championships.


Trial Run Date Change

Saturday, April 22th

There has been a change for one of the trial run dates! Our first trial run has been moved up from April 30th to April 22nd which is a Saturday. The specific times for the trial are to be determined. All other dates on the schedule remain the same.


Congratulations to our 61st Annual Local Champions (2016)

Stock Division: Samuel Kahrig

Super Stock: Grant Dever

Master Division: Brandon Anderson

Super Kids: Emilee Wharton


2016 Racing Results


2nd Caden Varnes

3rd McKenzie Cool

4th Meredith Brown

5th Craig Ball

6th McKenna Shanklin

7th Xavier Brown

8th Owen Zollar


Super Stock

2nd Erich Adams Stone,

3rd Trevor Walton,

4th Austin Coudret,

5th Alexis Jordon,

6th Heath Wood,

7th Maggie Morrison

8th Madlynn Shanklin


Master Divison

2nd Jessie Walton,

3rd Alexis Miller,

4th Bailey Yoss,

5th Connor Varnes,

6th Mark Wengerd,

7th Amanda Steiner


Super Kids

2nd Katlynn Dexter

3rd Logan Snyder

4th Daniel Biggs


Congratulations to all drivers and their families for a great 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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