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Welcome to the Omaha Area Soap Box Derby

The Omaha Area Soap Box Derby Association is dedicated to helping children become solid community citizens through the teaching of basic construction skills, teamwork, the spirit of competition, perseverance, and family values.

Omaha was one of the original 34 cities at the first All-American Soap Box Derby in 1934.  Omaha held a local race until 1966.  The race was restarted by the Bellevue Optimist Club in 1979 and raced on Galvin Road (in Bellevue, NE) for 8 years before moving to it's current location at Seymour Smith Park, Omaha, NE. 

Soap box derby is a racing program for girls and boys ages 7 to 21 years old.

 

Omaha Area Soap Box Derby 2022 Calendar

January  

  • 12th – 6:30pm Board meeting Lansky’s 50th and L (TBD if needed)

February

  • 9th – 6:30pm Board meeting Lansky’s 50th and L

March

  • 9th – 6:30pm Board meeting Lansky’s 50th and L

April

  • 2nd – Hot Rod Reunion (Major Fund Raiser tentative date)
  • 13th – 5:30pm Board meeting at Track (Major Clean Up)
  • 20th – 5:30pm Open Track and Free Test Rides for new potential racers
  • 27th– 5:30pm Open Track and Free Test Rides for new potential racers

May

  • 4th – 5:30pm Open Track and rookie night
  • 11th – 5:30pm Open Track and rookie night (Board meeting as well)
  • 13th Track Prep for Rally (track closed)
  • 14th - All American Rally Race
  • 15th - All American Rally Race
  • 18th - 5:30pm Open Track and rookie night
  • 25th – 5:30pm Open Track and rookie night and start of car inspections for Local AA

June

  • 1st – 5:30pm Open track and Rookie Night and car inspections for Local AA
  • 8th – 5:30pm Open Track & Final Inspections time for Local AA Race (Board Meeting also)
  • 10th – 10:00am Track Prep for Local (Track Closed)
  • 11th –OMAHA LOCAL ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (12th rain out date)
  • 11th – 2:30pm (approximately) Awards presentation at Track for Omaha Local with Root Beer Floats for families and friends of this year’s Omaha Local All American
  • 26th Corvette Car Show 7:00 AM (Major Fund Raiser)

July

  • 17th to the 23rd ALL AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS AKRON OHIO

August

  • 10th - 5:30pm Board Meeting at Track

September

  • 7th – 5:30pm Board Meeting at Track
  • 14th – 5:30pm Open track – PREP FOR MONSTER RALLY
  • 21st – 5:30pm Open track – PREP FOR MONSTER RALLY
  • 23rd – Track Prep for Monster rally (track closed)
  • 24th - OMAHA MONSTER RALLY – All American Rally Race
  • 25th - OMAHA MONSTER RALLY – All American Rally Race

October

  • TBD Board Meeting at Track and prepare storage of cars.

 

Tentative date April 2nd - Hot Rod Reunion 2022 @ Fireman’s Hall 60th and Grover

(Major Fund Raiser for the Omaha Soap Box Derby)

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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