FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown


About Us

The Kiwanis Club of Alpine Foundation is starting its fourth year at the helm of the Alpine Soap Box Derby racing season.  With the support of the Kiwanis Club of Alpine Foundation and Kiwanis Club of La Mesa working together, this is truly a fantastic race stop. In 2021 & 2022, we will continue using our track location at Viejas Casino & Resort (see below), which will be a parking lot race that requires skillful driving to win. In 2021, our Rally Race will be open to all three divisions Stock, Super Stock and Masters. In 2022, our Local Race will be open to all three divisions unless we can't field the minimum cars to qualify. All rules governing Soap Box Derby will be honored and followed. Please check with the new car plans and requirements for racing during the 2021-2022 season.


**IMPORTANT** We have decided that our Local Race and Rally Race will be a 15 pound tail weight race.



Upcoming Race Dates:

Kiwanis Club of Alpine Foundation will be providing a Local Race in March of each year and a Rally Race in October of each year. This years race dates are:  October 16, 2021 (Rally Race) and March 20, 2022 (Local Race).


Local Lodging:

Viejas Casino & Resort (Title Sponsor):   5000 Willows Road • Alpine, CA 91901 • 619-445-5400

*(Track Location at Viejas Casino & Resort - 5300 Willows Road ( Far North East Parking Lot )*






Mission Statement

The Soap Box Derby® is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration and fair and honest competition.

Core Vaules and Drivers

• Youth Education and Leadership Development
• Family Engagement and Enrichment
• Honesty, Integrity and Perseverance
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Teamwork and Collaboration
• Mentoring
• Volunteerism
• Commitment to Community

The Derby is the official sanctioning body of Soap Box Derby racing and has exclusive licensing partnerships with more than 100 racing districts throughout world. These racing districts conduct sanctioned Soap Box Derby races throughout the year and qualify champs for the annual FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby® World Championship race at the world famous Derby Downs Track in Akron, Ohio. 

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. 

The Derby also operates the world famous Derby Downs Track in Akron, Ohio where events are held throughout the racing season.

The Board of Directors oversees the operation of the Derby, and the day-to-day activities are handled by the Headquarters staff in Akron.