FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

2022 January Indoor Race

01/22/2022 - 01/23/2022
501 N Randall Rd, Batavia, IL 60510

             2022 Chicago Indoor races

Update 01/19/22 - 8:30pm cst

PLEASE READ-Saturday race will start at 1pm and Sunday race will start at 7am. Please look over race schedule

Saturday, January 22nd & Sunday, January 23rd - Stock, Super Stock, and Masters, 1 Double & 1 single elimination race each day.

Saturday, February 19 & Sunday, February 20 - Stock, Super Stock, and Masters, 1 Double & 1 single elimination race each day.

Saturday, March 19 & Sunday, March 20 - Stock, Super Stock, and Masters, 1 Double & 1 single elimination race each day.


Details: There will be 3 indoor AA rally race in 2022. There will be 4 races held on the weekend, two races on Saturday and two on Sunday, a double and a single each day. Please plan on arriving Friday to unload your car, set up your pit area, check in, have your car inspected, get a pre- weigh-in, and test run if track set up is completed.

 Location: The former Sam's club located at 501 N Randall Rd, Batavia, IL 60510

Chicago is the only race city that has a state-of-the-art timing system with a phone app that allows you to view race results instantaneously. Even those watching back at home can view each and every phase of racing!

Race Fees and Pre-Registration:

  1. If you register by Tuesday January 18 fees are $120 for all 4 races otherwise $35 for each race if competing in less than 4 races, $10 discount for each additional racer from same immediate family.
  2. Pay after January 18 or on race day fees are $140 for the weekend for all 4 races otherwise $35 for each race is competing in less than 4 races.
  3. Stay up to date on who is attending this race, a list of registered racers will be listed on this page.
  4. New 1st time racers from the Chicago area $10 for each race.

Payment:  We accept checks made out to GCSBD or electronic payment via Venmo - @Brian-Butler-141 or Zelle search for


  • Registration forms and fees must be mailed to: 
    • Stan Iglehart GCSBD Race Director, 1530 Fairway Circle, Geneva, IL. 60134
    • Anyone paying electronically can email their registration form to or bring on race day
    • Refunds will be issued in the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances

Registration form is available here.

There are no additional discounted race fees for the indoor races, Groupon coupons are only allowed for new first time racers.

Parking: Please park your trailer near the other soap box derby trailers to the north.

Car drop off and entrance: Here is a map for parking and car drop off.

If you enter from the front main entrance please head straight to the back and do not mess with the items that belong to Kane Vaccination group, the front part is considered a mediacl facility.

Photo of the front main entrance. Enter here 1pm on Friday or Saturday and after 7am on Sunday. You can bring everything in through these manual double doors if you want, be sure and push the doors apart to open and close them. It's a long walk to the back, I would suggest using the rear entrance.

Photo of the rear entrance. Enter here from Mill Street off of Randall Road. You can back your trailer in here, unhook your trailer, and wheel it inside. Enter through the man door on the right. You can park your vehicle in front or in the back.

Close up photo of the rear entrance.

Questions?: Read below - please email or call/text 630-841-8832 with additional questions.


Our host hotel is 

Comfort Inn & Suites 1555 E Fabyan Pkwy, Geneva, IL 60134. You can reach them at 630-208-8811 or use this link to book your room. Rate is $100 a night. January hotel reservation link for Chicago Soap Box Derby. When you call mention Chicago Soap Box Derby. Cut off date to book a room is 1 week prior ro race date. Amenities include: full hot breakfast buffet which includes: fresh fruit like apples and bananas, waffles, scrambled eggs, peppered egg patties, sausage patties, sausage links, bacon, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, cheese omelets, oatmeal, dry cereals; Corn Flakes, Chex & Fruit Loops, danishes; cinnamon, cheese, apple & mixed berry, plain bagels, everything bagels, white bread, wheat bread, english muffins, yogurts: cherry, strawberry & peach, muffins; blueberry, chocolate chip & banana nut, cranberry juice, orange juice, apple juice, coffee, decaf coffee, tea, white milk. And an indoor heated pool, hot tub and exercise room. Questions about the room or booking after the cut off date call and ask for Kimberly McNamara

Additional Hotels
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott St. Charles
2096 Bricher Rd, St. Charles, IL 60174
Hilton Garden Inn St. Charles
4070 E Main St, St. Charles, IL 60174
Quality Inn & Suites St Charles
1600 E Main St, St. Charles, IL 60174
Courtyard by Marriott Chicago St. Charles
700 Courtyard Dr, St. Charles, IL 60174
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago West - St Charles
155 38th Ave, St. Charles, IL 60174
Super 8 by Wyndham St. Charles
1520 E Main St, St. Charles, IL 60174
Hampton Inn & Suites St. Charles
2875 Foxfield Rd, St. Charles, IL 60174

Updates: If you would like to be notified when this page is updated, please send an email with the words " indoor updates" in the subject heading.

Is your name on this list?




Logan SL

Vinny L

Connor M

Drew M

Logan S

Thomas K


Nathan T

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Gwen E

Carlie K

Hilton M


Jacob H

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Additional race day info

  • AA rules apply 
  • 15 lb. max nose or tail weight
  • No lubrication of any kind will be allowed indoors or outdoors on the property. Anyone caught lubing or juicing their wheels will have their wheels removed from the race and possibly disqualified. Wheels will be replaced with a set of club wheels. Please take your wheels back to your hotel if you wish to clean or lube them.
  • No skates, scooters, rollerblading, or skateboards will be allowed inside. 
  • All cars will be required to have a new brake pad.
  • Emergency contact number for race day is 630-841-8832
  • Tools will only be allowed in the designated pit area.
  • All cars will be inspected prior to the race and randomly throughout the day.
  • Any and all repairs MUST be done in the pit area with the approval of either a race official.
  • Once the car has been inspected and weighed, it is NOT to return to the pit area unless directed by a race official, or only if, that car is no longer racing.
  • Cars that ARE still racing must remain in pre-staging area while they continue to race.
  • No flash photography allowed at the finish line.
  • All cars will be required to adhere to current AA Soap Box Derby construction. 
  • All cars will be inspected, make sure your car complies with current rules.
  • Please look over the race day schedule which will be posted at a later date.
  • Friday car drop off after 3pm.

Got Questions? Contact Stan Iglehart @ 630-841-8832


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