FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

The New Hampshire Soap Box Derby provides opportunities for girls and boys ages 7 years old & up to assemble, then take the steering wheel of their gravity powered car down a 500 ft or more track in side by side competition. Our mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration and fair and honest competition.  Participating in soap box derby provides students the opportunity to sharpen their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills. Mechanical skills along with an appreciation of physics and mathematics define a winning racer.  The NHSBD hosts an Annual Local Championship Race and Rally races.  Qualified racers have the opportunity to race in July at the First Energy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship in Akron, Ohio. 

Good Luck to our Local Champions and Region 10 Rally Champs in Akron!

New Hampshire will be well represented at the 84th All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship in Akron, OH. Race Week runs from July 17-23, 2022. Follow along on the AASBD Race Week website! Our Champs would love to hear from you! Good Luck notes can be submitted online. Champs will receive these on Saturday, July 23rd. Deadline to submit is Thursday, July 21 at 7 pm. Click here to fill out a Champ message. You will need to provide the car number below when submitting the message.

NH Local Champs

19 - Trevor Behan - Masters

136 - Chloe Laughton - Super Stock

335 - Liam Murray - Stock

Region 10 Rally Champs

521 - Sydni Behan - Masters

629 - John Barr - Super Stock

631 - Malakai Snelson - Super Stock

630 - Xander Snelson - Super Stock

730 - Parker Demers - Stock

729 - Max Jacobs - Stock

731 - Dash Orkwis - Stock


Congratulations to Bill Behan!

Bill Behan will be inducted into the Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame at the Awards Ceremony after the All-American Soap Box Derby on Saturday, July 23rd. Read about Bill's involvement in the Derby, both locally and nationally here.

 Sign Up Now To Get All the Latest Announcements & Event Reminders 

Consider contributing to the NH Soap Box Derby

Stock Car Restoration Project

We have acquired a storage unit of Stock division cars that need some TLC and drivers!

Here is our All-In-One Guide for how to get on the track with a refurbished car.

Read about how Soap Box Derby started in New Hampshire at Gossler Park in Manchester  

Watch the WMUR Chronicle video about the NH Soap Box Derby

We are also on Facebook.

Be sure to share this with family, friends, neighbors and classmates!  

Sign up to be on our Constant Contact list to get all the latest announcement and event reminders.


Marty Sullivan: Volunteer, Mentor and Friend

We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Marty Sullivan, 73, on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at his home in Dover. Marty was a passionate Soap Box Derby volunteer for more than 40 years on the local, regional and national levels. He has served as Region 10 Regional Director since 1989 and has been Chairman of the regional directors since 2013. Marty was inducted into the All-American Soap Box Derby's Hall of Fame in 2013. Additional information on Marty's involvement with the Derby can be found here.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the New Hampshire Soap Box Derby, 65 Maple Street, Dover, NH 03820.

The full obituary can be found here.

Banner Try 1


Calendar Icon  NHSBD Monthly Meeting:  Meetings are usually held the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM in Dover, NH.  Everyone is welcome.  Email us to confirm the next meeting.

Facebook Square  Also see our Facebook page for the current schedule of events.

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.

National Partners

First Energy
City of Akron
GPD Group
Summit County
Huntington Bank
Taylor Made Jewelry
AKA Media
Akron Summit CVB
Spaghetti Warehouse
Montrose Auto Group
Western Reserve Hospital
Brennan Manna Diamond
J.W. Didado
The Okonite Company
Sams Club
SC Fastenings
State and Federal Communications
Solid Works
Seibert Keck
The Workz
Thompson Electric
Acme Fresh Market