The New Hampshire Soap Box Derby provides opportunities for girls and boys ages 7 years old & up 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.
Due to the COVID-19 situation and local health restrictions the following events have been cancelled
NHSBD Spring Rally at NH Motor Speedway in Loudon (May 2020)
NHSBD 77th Annual State Championship Race in Dover, NH (June 28)
83nd First Energy All American Soap Box Derby in Akron, OH (July 25)
We hope that the situation will improve for the next planned Rally in September to be possible.
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.
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Good Luck Racers.
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.
Also see our Facebook page for the current schedule of events.