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. Our local organization is always recruiting new racers to fill our open race cars. The organization's volunteers are always willing to help new racers learn the sport. Our goal is to get new kids in the sport, teach them how to race, and cheer them on as they learn how to compete and make friends.
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 2023 Calendar
- 19– 5:30pm Open Track and Free Test Rides for new potential racers
- 26– 5:30pm Open Track and Free Test Rides for new potential racers
- 3 – 5:30pm Open Track and rookie night
- 6 - Rally Race Day
- 7 - Rally Race Day
- 10 – 5:30pm Open Track and rookie night
- 17 - 5:30pm Open Track and rookie night
- 24 – 5:30pm Open Track and rookie night and start of car inspections for Omaha Local Championship Race
- 31 – 5:30pm Open Track and rookie night and car inspections for Omaha Local Championship Race
- 7 – 5:30pm Open track and Rookie Night and final car inspections for Omaha Local Championship Race
- 10 – OMAHA LOCAL ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (11th rain out date)
- 10 – 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
- 6 – 5:30pm Board Meeting at Track
- 13 – 5:30pm Open track – PREP FOR MONSTER RALLY
- 20 – 5:30pm Open track – PREP FOR MONSTER RALLY
- 23 - OMAHA MONSTER RALLY RACE
- 24 - OMAHA MONSTER RALLY RACE