FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

2023 Greater Chicago Local

Frontenac Road, Naperville, IL

June 3rd, 2023 -  Stock, Superstock, and Masters Divisions, 1 double elimination local race. 

New to soap box derby racing? Let us know you are coming and your child can use 1 of our cars to race for the day. There is no charge to use the car, new 1st time Chicago race fees are $50 for the day, includes use of the car for the day, race fee, t-shirt, plaque with photo, awards ceremony dinner for the family.

Groupon coupons are only for new first time Chicago Local racers that do not have a rally ID assigned to their name. 

The Chicago 2023 All American Local race will be held in Naperville, IL. Rain date will be Sunday June 4. Track location is on Frontenac Road at Diehl Road in Naperville, IL.

The Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby Association will be hosting an official All American Local Soap Box Derby Race on Saturday June 3, 2023. This is an exciting family fun event that you will not want to miss. we will be running stock, superstock, and masters. We have several cars available that are available, please let us know if you need to borrow a car to race. Next visit the following page to find out which division you will race in. Getting Started

Please send an email or Contact Stan Iglehart, Race Director, at 630-841-8832 and let us know you are coming and include the racers age and the division that you are racing in. 

Location of Track: Use google maps and search for "Chicago soap box derby rally race"

Race day app. Chicago is the only race city with a website to track your racing times. 

Click here to follow the race from your device.

You will need to download 2 registration forms and mail them in, racer profile form can be filled out online,  they must be received 2 weeks before the race date. Mail to GCSBD 1530 Fairway Circle Geneva, IL. 60134

Late Registration - Please register 2 week prior to race date to have your racers name printed on their race day shirt. You can register up until race day, howevery your racers name may not appear on their shirt. Each racers will receive a race day shirt, 

Racer Profile form can be filled out online

Chicago registration form

AASBD registration form 

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


June 3 Race day schedule 

Local Race Day Schedule 

6:30am Parents/car handlers and volunteers report for track set up

7:30am OTSC racers arrive and begin test runs

8am GCSBD Racers report to registration table for check in, photo, t-shirt, inspection, and weigh in.

8:30am National Anthem and Presentation of Champions 

8:45am Drivers meeting

9:00am Begin of 2023 OTSC Local All American Soap Box Derby Race

9:30am Begin of 2023 GCSBD Local All American Soap Box Derby Race

2:00 Championship heats begin (Run off for top 4 places)

3:00pm Conclusion of Greater Chicago All American Soap Box Derby Local Race

3:00pm Begin tear down of track

3:30 Awards ceremony at Cerny Park at 4S150 River Rd, Warrenville, IL 60555

5:00 Completion of awards ceremony

Schedule is tentative and will be changed as the race day progresses including inspection.

All drivers are required to wear their Official Soap Box Derby t-shirt on race day 


Racing starts around 9am. We are generally finished racing around 3pm. No charge for spectators.

You're welcome to bring a lawn chair as there is no seating. There will be a porta potty on site and often we have a concession stand during lunchtime. When you enter the intersection of Diehl and Frontenac Road you will see the road closed signs. Just ease past the barricades and let someone know you are there to watch the race and they will direct you where to park.
If you have kids that are at least seven years old they are welcome to take a test run down the track in one of our cars. Just let someone know you're interested in doing that.
Feel free to call or text 630-841-8832 if you have additional questions.


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