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Columbus Soap Box Derby

The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program open to any child at least 7 years of age and not yet age 21. Children compete by driving in one of three divisions of gravity powered racing cars built from kits purchased new from the All-American Soap Box Derby or used from another racing family.

Interested in Racing?

We'll help you get started.  Boys and girls ages 7-19 are eligible to compete in three divisions.  Borrow a club car to help you get started.  Or purchase a used or new car yourself.  We have mentors to guide you.  Just contact .  Click here for a short video. 

Autumn Rally Race: Its the 2022 Racing Season!!


  • Sept 18 and 19, 2021 All Day: Autumn Rally Races. The best cars and drivers in the Midwest in Columbus to compete for rally points to qualify for the 2022 All American race in Akron. Two races each day in Stock, Superstock, and Master. Per car race fees are $60/4 races, $40/2 races, or $25/1 race. Registration forms coming soon. Track opens at 7am, registration closes at 8am, racing begins at 9am.

    • Click here for online registration   OR

    • Click here to download PDF registration    AND

    • Pay by PayPal: Send $ to  OR

    • Pay by check: Greater Columbus Soap Box Derby, Inc.

        • C/O Steve Conkel

          6448 Meadow Glen Dr. N

          Westerville, Ohio 43082

 Congrats 2021 Columbus Champions

  • Stock - Eleni Fischer - 3rd place in AAA Local Challenge and 5th place in the All-American Local Championships

  • Superstock- Nathan Evans

  • Masters - Kylie Kirk

Want to Get Your Business Involved?

Grant your employees with kids an incredible benefit by sponsoring their racing pursuit!  Or just sponsor any deserving family.  Contact to discuss or click here for a short video.


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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