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Indianapolis Soap Box Derby

 

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Below are our most recent success stories... Thankful for everyones participation this year!

 

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2021 Indianapolis Local Champions

Marcus Wells: Masters Divsion

Adam Getts: Super Stock Division (placed 2nd in Akron National Chamipnship)

Davis Hinkle: Stock Divison (placed 3rd in Akron National Chamionship)

 

2021 Indianapolis Rally Champions

Marcus Wells: Legacy / Masters Divsion

Matthew Wells: Legacy / Masters Divsion (placed 4th in Akron National Championship)

Henry Paul: Legacy Division (placed 3rd in Akron National Championship)

Gerald Young: Super Stock Division

Justin Booker: Super Stock Divsion (placed 4th in Akron National Championship)

William Bivens: Super Stock Division (placed 3rd in Akron National Championship)

Shelton Taylor: Stock Division (placed 3rd in Akron National Championship)

 

These 9 Indy drivers are "Qualifiers" to race in Akron,Ohio for the 2021 All-American Soap Box Derby Championship.

 

INDIANAPOLIS CROWNED A WORLD CHAMP IN 2017!!!

Congratulations to Marlon Wells, 2017 All- American World Champ Rally (Masters Divsion) 

 

Marlon
 

The "WHY" behind Soap Box Derby

Soap Box Derby INSPIRES.  It's ENGAGING and CHALLENGING and creates PASSION.  It provides EDUCATION in SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING and MATH.  It teaches LEADERSHIP, SPORTSMANSHIP, and PERSEVERANCE.  It provides MENTORSHIP, COMPETITION, FRIENDSHIP, and TEAMWORK.  It's rooted in FAMILY and COMMUNITY and creates CHAMPIONS on and off the track!

The International Soap Box Derby is a youth gravity racing sport for boys and girls ages 7 through 18 years old. The goals of the Soap Box Derby program have not changed since it began in 1934...to promote families working together, to teach children some basic skills & sportsmanship through...

Science and Technology:  SBD racers apply basic tool skills while learning how to utilize the principles of conservation of energy and aerodynamics.

Teamwork: From assembling their cars to working with their own pit crew, SBD racers must meet the challenges of effective teamwork.

Community Service:  Indy SBD racers experience the value of a community working together for the betterment of all. It takes help from all to run a race. 

Family Bonds: SBD helps bring families together by having a common goal to work toward together. 

Leadership:  As kids mature they learn to provide leadership and coaching to the younger racers. 

Diversity:  Our diverse group of racers learn and have fun together. Kids make new friends!

 

 

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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