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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.

2018 Race Dates Posted!

In the "about us" section under "important dates."

Congratulations to our 63rd Annual Local Champions (2017)

Stock Division: Meredith Brown

Super Stock: Benny Schilling

Master Division: Jessie Walton

Super Kids: Kaitlyn Dexter


2017 Racing Results


2nd McKenzie Cool

3rd Craig Ball

4th Slayden Pierce

5th Colton Mark

6th Lucas Frary

7th Jamelle Chrostowski

8th Xavier Brown


Super Stock

2nd Alexis Jordan

3rd Madelyn Shanklin

4th Roger Hartzler

5th Erich Adams-Stone

6th Stephanie Nobel

7th Samuel Kahrig

8th McKenna Shanklin


Master Divison

2nd Alanah McCoy

3rd Conner Varnes

4th Grant Dever

5th Bailey Yoss

6th Ashley Tobias



Super Kids

2nd Logan Snider

3rd Kelsey Polacek



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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