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The Super Kids Program

The National Super Kids is a nationwide program to promote Soap Box Derby racing for children with disabilities. The Silicon Valley National Super Kids races are held in conjunction with our local race event held in May of each year.

What is a Super Kids Car?

With the help of the Iron Warriors, we constructed a fleet of Super Kids cars. These are specially built two-seat Derby cars. The cars can be raced by multiple sets of drivers during each event, providing a lot of Super Kids with the experience of the thrill of the hill.

How does it work?

A Super Kid, along with an experienced Derby driver, competes against other Super Kids in an elimination format the same as our other Derby divisions. Cars race down the hill powered by gravity and the combined abilities of the two driver team. The emphasis is on participation and the thrill of accomplishment.

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What does it cost, who is eligible and what is required?

It’s free for all children with disabilities that are between the ages of 8 and 18 and weigh less than 150 pounds. This is a family activity and requires participation by both the Super Kid and an adult.


Trophies are given for the top eight places and participation trophies for all competitors. The winner of the Silicon Valley Super Kids Race held each May, will be eligible to compete in the annual National Super Kids Championship Race at the world-famous All-American Soap Box Derby hill in Akron, Ohio.

For more information about the National Program, visit their website at:

For more information on the local program in California, please contact