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.

June 22, 2024
Omaha, NE Local Championship
Region 4
Local Race
June 22, 2024
Northwest Indiana Local Race
Region 5
Local Race
June 22, 2024
Annual Northern Maine Soap Box Derby Race
Region 10
Local Race
June 22, 2024
Lancaster Soap Box Derby Local Championship Race
Region 6
Local Race
June 23, 2024
Tuscarawas County Local Race
Region 6
Local Race
July 04, 2024
Conshohocken PA Local Race
Region 8
Local Race
August 10, 2024
Ogallala NE August 11th AA rally race
Region 4
Rally Race

Latest Updates

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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.