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Akron Gravity Racing Challenge
STEM Team Competition
Akron, OH

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Akron Gravity Racing Challenge

STEM Team Competition 

The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) has made the decision to change the Gravity Racing Challenge (GRC) STEM Team Competiton format for 2021 to adhere to state and local guidelines for group gatherings. The ISBD's highest priority is the health and safety of its racers, volunteers, community partners, and staff. 

This year each team will schedule their own time to visit Derby Downs. The team will be the only group in attendance during their scheduled time while at Derby Downs. Team Day will include the following activities:

- Inspections
- Weigh-In
- Fun runs for each team member
- Trial runs for team car(s)
- Mini Car Competition (if applicable) 
- Team Photo
- Official timed runs in lanes one and three 

This year each team will take official timed runs during their team day in both lanes one and three. The team at the end of GRC with the best average time will be crowned champion! 


Coach Informational Meeting with Q&A
Dates: March 23, 2021
Time: 4 pm - 5 pm 


Registration Fee: 

1 Team - $100.00
2 Teams - $90.00 per team
3 + Teams - $85.00 per team
No refunds will be given for any reason.

Pay Registration Fee

Grades 3-8 Stock & Super Stock Registration Deadline: Friday, April 16, 2021 

High School Super Stock & Engineering Design Challenge Registration Deadline: TBD


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Engineering Design Challenge
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Race Location: Soap Box Derby Headquarters

                            789 Derby Downs Dr. 
                            Akron, OH 44306

Waivers: A signed waiver for each team member must be brought to team day in order to be able to drive a Soap Box Derby car on any International Soap Box Derby, Inc. sanctioned race track. 

For questions call 330.733.8723 x10 or email 


Minor Waiver and Photographic Release Form

Competition Guidelines

High School Engineering Design Challenge Guidelines

High School Engineering Design Challenge Car Plans

Teachers/Coaches Additional Resources


Re-Build Kit

It's great for GRC teams who are rebuilding their Stock or Super Stock cars. Trying to map out how to re-build your Soap Box Derby car? Make this re-build kit part of the equation.

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Mini Car Competition

Enter your Soap Box Derby team in the Mini Soap Box Derby Car Race & Design contest. 

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Registration Coming Soon!

If you have questions please contact the Soap Box Derby at 330.733.8723, ext. 10.