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Gravity Racing Challenge

The Soap Box Derby’s Gravity Racing Challenge® STEM Team Competition is designed to give teams of 2-10 students and 2 coaches in grades 3-12 the opportunity to assemble and race a full-size Soap Box Derby car against other school and other youth organization teams!

For questions call 330.733.8723 x13 or email

2024 GRC Race Schedule

GRC Race High School
Akron, OH
Team Days:
May 1-3 & 6-9, 2024
Race Date: May 9, 2024 
Registration: Registration Opens December 2023

GRC Competition Divisions include:70978129 10157528517069921 8304938360581914624 O2

Super Stock - Grades 9-12

Engineering Design Challenge - Grades 9-12.  

GRC Race Grades 3-8
Akron, OH

Team Days: May 1-3, 6-8 & 10, 2024
Race Date: May 11, 2024
Registration: Registration Opens December 2023

GRC Competition Divisions include:

Stock - Grades 3-5

Super Stock - Grades 5-8



Educators/Coaches Resources

The science behind Akron’s Soap Box Derby

How Soap Box Racing Became a National Craze

Teachers/Coaches General Information

Building a Stock Car

Building a Super Stock

Engineering Design challenge Plans and Guidelines

Soap Box Derby® Education Partners:

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