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Port Jervis Soap Box Derby

The Port Jervis Soap Box Derby is the Largest Local Soap Box Derby... IN THE WORLD!

News from the Port Jervis Soap Box Derby

February 12, 2022
Dear PJ Soap Box Family,

After a two year hiatus, we are happy to say that the PJ Soap Box Derby is BACK! Race Day will be Sunday, June 12th 

Online Registration is now Closed!! 

Kids ages 8-18 are eligible to join our 2022 race.

4 Divisions. 4 Champs. One spectacular derby!

Have questions? Need more info? 
Stop by Derby Info Day Sunday March 6th anytime between 2:30pm - 5:30pm
PJ Recreation Center, Pike Street PJ
Race Season Dates:
  • Mandatory meeting: Sunday, April 24 Riverside Park
  • Sunday, May 15th: Practice on Sussex & Family Fun Day at Riverside Park (rain date 6/5)
  • Saturday, June 11th: Practice & Car Impound
  • Sunday, June 12th: Race Day

 2022 - Elizabeth Ashley "Boo" Bisland Memorial Scholarship Information Click Here


2019 Winners


Super Stock

Super Kids



2019 Champion

Autumn Bennett

Erin Brown

Clayton Fogler

Nicholas Bisland

2nd Place

Emma Simmons

Lucy McDermott

Brenna Knibbs

Mason McKerrell

3rd Place

Logan Curtis

Rylin Marshall

Josef Haas

Olivia Hedges

4th Place

Jaelyn Csencsits

Tyler Timoldi

Nathaniel Herbert

Isabella Giglio

  2019Stock Top 4Tn  2019Super Kids Top 4Tn  2019Masters Top 4Tn 2019Stock Top 4Tn

1 2019 Pjsbd Champs
The 2019 Champs: (L to R: Autumn Bennett, Clayton Fogler, Erin Brown, Nicholas Bisland)

All 2019 Drivers

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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