Inspiring
Champions
Worldwide

The official sanctioning body of Soap Box Derby racing – a youth gravity racing program which has been inspiring new generations of champions since 1934.

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Derby Downs Grand Stands

Local & Rally Race
Schedules

Over 100 race cities around the world qualify champs for our annual FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby® World Championship race at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio.

August 10, 2024
Ogallala NE August 10th AA rally race
Region 4
Rally Race
August 11, 2024
Lancaster Double Rally Race
Region 6
Rally Race
August 17, 2024 - August 18, 2024
Owensboro Rally Race
Region 12
Rally Race
August 24, 2024 - August 25, 2024
Des Moines August Rally 2 Day Event
Region 4
Rally Race
August 24, 2024 - August 25, 2024
Portage County 2024 August Rally
Region 6
Rally Race
September 07, 2024 - September 08, 2024
Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby 2024 September Rally Race
2-Day Event
Rally Race
September 14, 2024 - September 15, 2024
New Hampshire Fall Rally Weekend - 2024
2-Day Event
Rally Race
March 16 – 17
Greater Chicago – March Indoor 2024
Region 5
Rally
March 16 – 17
Sanford FL March Rally
Region 7
Rally
March 23
Chattanooga (at Winston-Salem) March Rally
Region 12
Rally
April 6 – 7
Lyons, GA – April Rally
Region 7
Rally
April 6 – 7
Akron’s Race to the Eclipse Rally
Region 6
Rally
April 13 – 14
Portage County 2024 Spring Rally
Region 6
Rally

Latest Updates

 

From Local Heroes to World Champs

AKRON TO HOST MORE THAN 300 RACERS FOR THE 86TH ANNUAL FIRSTENERGY SOAP BOX DERBY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS JULY 20 AKRON, Ohio (June 25, 2024) – More than 300 Soap Box Derby racers from the United States, Canada and Japan will compete for the title of world champion on...

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Powered by Gravity, Driven By Stem

The International Soap Box Derby® is a non-profit youth education and leadership development organization. In addition to our renowned Soap Box Derby races, we also provide a variety of STEM programs designed to be hands on for grades 3-12.

The Derby’s Education Program is a fast-growing component of the organization and includes a STEM-Based Curriculum, the Gravity Racing Challenge® STEM Team Competition and a Mini Soap Box Derby program.

Build a Soap Box Derby Super Stock Car

Racer

Ready to race? Anyone between the ages of 7 and 20 years of age is eligible to compete in the Soap Box Derby. Find your local race program and select a division to get started!

Volunteer

Be a part of the exciting events happening at Derby Downs! Learn more about Soap Box Derby volunteer opportunities to see how you can get involved.

Committee

Become one of our core volunteers – Rally Commission, A-Team, Racing Commission, and Regional Directors work year-round to help make Soap Box Derby programs at Derby Downs and around the country a success.