FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

March Rally 2023

03/18/2023 - 03/19/2023
501 N Randall Rd, Batavia, IL 60510

Saturday, March 18 & Sunday, March 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 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

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

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. Pre-register and pay for all 3 indoor race weekends by Tuesday January 10, race fees are $100 for each weekend, no additional discounts for veteran racers. 
  2. Pre-register and pay by Tuesday March 14, race fees are $120 per racer, $10 discount for each additional racer from same immediate family.
  3. Pay after March 14, race fees are $35 for each race.
  4. New 1st time Chicago racers pay $10 for each race.

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

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  • 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 stanleyi@sbcglobal.net
    • 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 inside and leave overnight.

Car drop off and entrance: 

 

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

Hotels:

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 ro race date. Free cancelation until March 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
630-845-5500
2096 Bricher Rd, St. Charles, IL 60174
Hilton Garden Inn St. Charles
630-584-0700
4070 E Main St, St. Charles, IL 60174
Quality Inn & Suites St Charles
630-584-5300
1600 E Main St, St. Charles, IL 60174
Courtyard by Marriott Chicago St. Charles
630-37-76370
700 Courtyard Dr, St. Charles, IL 60174
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago West - St Charles
630-587-6564
155 38th Ave, St. Charles, IL 60174
Super 8 by Wyndham St. Charles
630-659-1163
1520 E Main St, St. Charles, IL 60174
Hampton Inn & Suites St. Charles
630-584-0222
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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