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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Local & Rally Race

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

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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


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!


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.


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.