FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

ย 2023 St. Johns Soap Box Derby June 11th

Rain/Overage Date June 17th
Registration is open March 22nd to April 30th.
Registrations may be turned in no later than April 30th.
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New Look Computer and Data or The Verizon Store.
Practice Day 1: April 23rd, 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Practice Day 2: May 7th, 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Download the 2023 Race Registration Form HERE

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REGISTRATION FORMS CAN BE MAILED TO:

St. Johns Soap Box Derby
LEE SMITH
1014 S LANSING ST.
ST. JOHNS, MI 48879

All payments can be made out to: St. Johns Soap Box Derby

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ANY CONTACT CAN BE MADE BY CALLING OURย  BOARD CHAIR AND RACE DIRECTOR:ย  Lee Smith (989)205-9495

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Race Divisions: Stock (Ages 7 at date of race- 13ย bornย before Aug 1, 2023)

Super Stock (ages 9 at date of race -18 born before Aug 1, 2023)


Costs:
Registration fee: $150


*Prices may vary. Used cars may be purchased for the race, but must comply with the latest All-American Soap Box Derby

(DOWNLOAD THE LATEST RULEBOOK HERE)


Sponsors:
Racers are encouraged to seek sponsors for their racecars to defray the costs shown above. Sponsors
may wrap the cars with their company logo or other tasteful colors and information.


Racecar Viewing:
All racecars will be placed in a secured area near the St Johns Depot for viewing by the general public
on the morning of the race. Racecars will be transported and handled by race officials during the race.


Race Weekend:
Racecars that do not comply with All-American SoapBox Derby (AASBD) rules and requirements will be
disqualified. (see: REQUIREMENTS)
Designated race officials will monitor all race heats. Electronic sensors will determine the winners.
All drivers will be guaranteed at least 2 races.
Racecar wheels will be swapped with completing racer in each heat, and returned after each heat.
There will be one designated winner for each division (Stock & Super Stock).


Race Winner:
The winner of each division in the St Johns SoapBox Derby event will qualify to complete in the
FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship Race held in July at the world famous
Derby Downs Track in Akron Ohio.

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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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