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New Rochelle Soap Box Derby

Join us at the New Rochelle 16th Annual Soap Box Derby hosted by your New Rochelle Firefighters: Sunday, June 3, 2018. Compete against other local racers in the Stock or Superstock divisions. The top racer in each division will win a spot in the Akron World Championship in August! Practice runs will be around 9am for all the racers. Races should start around 10am and run until about 3-4 pm followed by out award ceremony. If you would like to watch and see what all the fun is about please stop by between 10-4pm as the races will be running all day until we have our champions at the end of the day! See you there!
Sign-up and weigh in is Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm, location is at fire Station#5 at 456 Stratton Road (behind the Firehouse). A limited number of cars from prior years may be available for you to borrow. Contact Rich Bongiorni @ 914-804-4541 for more information. To order a car kit through All American Soap Box Derby and build your own car ( 

Racers should arrive on Sunday at approximately 8 am at the top of Quaker Ridge Road in New Rochelle, near the Ward School intersection. Approach from the New Rochelle side of Quaker Ridge Road. Parking is available in front of Ward School. Quaker Ridge Road is closed from 6am until 5 pm from Sussex Rd. to Pinebrook Blvd. 

We look forward to seeing you!


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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