FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown


A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

Welcome to the Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby Association!

Our Upcoming race dates:

Outdoor races

Sept. 26 & 27 - Naperville

Oct. 17 & 18 - Naperville


Help support our organization at Amazon Smile. Search for Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby on Amazon Smile and a portion will be donated to support soap box derby racing in Chicago.

 Check out this video from our February 2020 indoor race!



 Check out this Awesome Racing Video!



Check Out This Drone Footage of Our Race!


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More Great Race Footage!


Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you find the information we've provided here to be useful, informative and interesting. We will be continually expanding our web site to include updated information and new links. If you have any suggestions for things you would like to see, we encourage you to send us a note via our email address. Thanks and good luck on the track!  





Thanks for checking out the great and exciting family sport of Soap Box Derby Racing! Please visit our site, check out our race schedule, and contact us for more info. We hope to see you on the track soon!


GCSBD plans to host two fall rallies! - September 26 & 27 and October 17 & 18

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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