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.

April 27, 2024 - April 28, 2024
Oakdale Spring Rally
Region 2
Rally Race
April 27, 2024 - April 28, 2024
CANCELLED - Cambridgeside MA April 27/28 Rally
Region 10
Rally Race
April 27, 2024 - April 28, 2024
Kansas City All-American Rally, April 27-28, 2024
Region 4
Rally Race
April 27, 2024 - April 28, 2024
Tusc County Spring Rally
Region 6
Rally Race
May 04, 2024
2024 SVSBD Local Championship
Region 2
Local Race
May 04, 2024 - May 05, 2024
Greater Chicago 2024 Spring Rally Race - CANCELLED
2-Day Event
Rally Race
May 04, 2024 - May 05, 2024
Piedmont Area SBD May 2024 Rally Culpeper, VA
2-Day Event
Rally Race

Latest Updates

Soap Box Derby HOF and Youth Award Nominations Due May 17

AKRON, Ohio (April 21, 2024)—International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) seeks nominations for the Class of 2024 inductees into the Hall of Fame and for the Annual President’s Youth Volunteer Service Award. The ISBD will present the awards at the 86th FirstEnergy All-American...

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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.