The third annual Flint Soap Box Derby will race on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023!
This will be a thrilling event for the Greater Flint Area and will offer something for the entire community - participants, volunteers, and spectators. As the second local race that's building a renewed community tradition, this is your chance to experience the excitement of the Soap Box Derby in Flint!
Chevy Commons (Chevrolet Ave between Glenwood and University in Flint)
Driver Arrival and Weigh-In: 8:00am
Driver's Meeting: 9:00am
Race Start: 10:00am
Registration will be open until May 12 for the Super Stock Division:
Ages 9-18 (at the date of the race)
As a sanctioned race, the winner of each division will qualify for the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio in July. The Flint Soap Box Derby has produced three World Champions in previous years, including Greg Cardinal in 1978, Russ Yurk in 1979, and Mike Burdgick in 1983!
For those interested in racing as a first time participant, soap box cars will be available thanks to the generosity of local sponsors. This will not only defray costs, but also provide first time participants the opportunity to experience the excitement of the Flint Soap Box Derby prior to making a serious financial commitment.
Since the majority of participants in the 2022 Flint Soap Box Derby will be first time racers, we are deeply grateful for the opportunities provided by our sponsors. Through their generosity, the Flint Soap Box Derby can become an enduring community event once again.