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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 2021 Calendar

January  

  • 13th – 7:00pm Board Meeting Via Zoom

February

  • 10th – 7:00pm Board Meeting Via Zoom

March

  • 10th – 7:00pm Board meeting Location TBD
  • 11th thru 14th World of Wheels car show at CHI Health Center Omaha NE

April

  • 14th – 5:30pm Board meeting at Track (Major Clean Up)
  • 21st – 5:30pm Open Track and Free Test Rides for new potential racers
  • 28th– 5:30pm Open Track and Free Test Rides for new potential racers

May

  • 5th – 5:30pm Open Track and rookie night
  • 12th – 5:30pm Open Track and rookie night (Board meeting as well)
  • 14th Track Prep for Rally (track closed)
  • 15th 10:30am All American Rally Double Elimination followed by Single Elimination Consolation Race for Non-Trophy winners.  Track opens at 7:30am for practice etc.
  • 16th 8:30am All American Rally Double Elimination.  Track opens at 7:30am
  • 19th - 5:30pm Open Track and rookie night
  • 26th – 5:30pm Open Track and rookie night

June

  • 2nd – 5:30pm Open track and Rookie Night and start of car inspections for Local AA
  • 9th – 5:30pm Open Track and AA Race Inspections (Board meeting as well)
  • 16th – 5:30pm Open Track & Final Inspections time for Local AA Race
  • 18th – 10:00am Track Prep for Local (Track Closed)
  • 19th – 7:00am OMAHA LOCAL ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • 20th – 11:30am Awards presentation and Super Kids Race

July

  • 18th to the 24th ALL AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS AKRON OHIO

August

  • 11th - 5:30pm Board Meeting at Track

September

  • 8th – 5:30pm Board Meeting at Track
  • 15th – 5:30pm Open track – PREP FOR MONSTER RALLY
  • 22nd – 5:30pm Open track – PREP FOR MONSTER RALLY
  • 24th – Track Prep for Monster rally (track closed)
  • 25th - 7:00am OMAHA MONSTER RALLY – All American Rally Race
  • 26th - 7:00am OMAHA MONSTER RALLY – All American Rally Race

October

  • 13th 6:00 PM Board Meeting at Track and prepare storage of cars.

 

TBD Date - Hot Rod Reunion 2021 @ Fireman’s Hall 60th and Grover

TBD Date – Corvette Car Show hosted by Peers Auto Works 4331 S. 90th St.

     (both events are Major Fund Raisers 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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