FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

February Rally 2023

02/18/2023 - 02/19/2023
501 N Randall Rd, Batavia, IL 60510

Saturday, February 18  & Sunday, February 19 - Stock, Super Stock, and Masters, 1 Double & 1 single elimination race each day.

Details: 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 after 2pm to unload your car, set up your pit area, check in, have your car inspected, get a pre- weigh-in, and test run.

Location: Former Sam's Club located at 501 N Randall Rd, Batavia, IL 60510

Check in time: Doors open at 7am. Saturday and Sunday check in time is 7:30am. Please look over the race day schedule.


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

You're welcome to bring a lawn chair as there is no seating. We have indoor bathrooms and are located within a half mile of many chain restaurants!
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.

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!

Click here to follow the race from your device.

Race Fees and Pre-Registration:

If you pay electronically you do not need to send in your registration paperwork, you can fill it out on race day. Do not email your registration.

  1. Pre-register and pay by Tuesday February 14, race fees are $120 per racer, $10 discount for each additional racer from same immediate family.
  2. Pay after February 14, race fees are $35 for each race.
  3. New 1st time Chicago Local racers pay $10 for each race.

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

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


If you are unable to pay electronically:

  • Registration forms and fees must be mailed to: 
    • Stan Iglehart GCSBD Race Director, 1530 Fairway Circle, Geneva, IL. 60134
    • Refunds will be issued in the event of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances

Registration form is available here.

Car drop off and entrance: 

Parking: Please park and enter in front of the building towards the north/right.

Car drop off and entrance: Enter at the front of the building towards the north, facing the building to the right. There are several 6' wide doors to enter and exit that can be used. There is plenty of indoor parking for your trailer, that entrance is at the rear of the building.

Car Counts


Zachary G




Logan SL
Paige T
Jillian S
Jillian M
Paige HJ

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.

When you call mention Chicago Soap Box Derby. Cut off date to book a room is 2 weeks prior to race date. Free cancelation up until February 14. Amenities include: full hot breakfast buffet which includes: fresh fruit like apples and bananas, waffles, scrambled eggs, 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.

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.
  • Friday car drop off after 3pm.

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

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