FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown


Central Florida Soap Box Derby

 The FEAASBD has cancelled all races until May 1, 2020 at this time. The City of Sanford has cancelled all events until April 30, 2020. The April 4-5, 2020 rally and April 18, 2020 Superkids races have been cancelled until further notice.


As of 3/23/2020 the Sanford Local Race originally scheduled for May 9, 2020 will be rescheduled to June 20, 2020 to allow for proper planning due to the current Coronavirus cancellations.


Map to Sanford Mike Kirby Park (formerly Derby Park)


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A message from the All-American Soap Box Derby

The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program which has run nationally since 1934. World Championship finals are held each July at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio.

The idea of the Soap Box Derby grew out of a photographic assignment of Dayton, Ohio, newsman Myron Scott. He covered a race of boy-built cars in his home community and was so impressed with this event that he acquired a copyright for the idea and began development of a similar program on a national scale.

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