St. Louis Soap Box Derby
Macklind Avenue - On the Hill
Race Day: Sunday, June 11, 2023
Inspection Day: Saturday, June 10, 2023
Go to St. Louis Soap Box Derby website to get local race information.
The All-American Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program for boys and girls ages 7-18 to compete in the Stock or Super Stock divisions. The Soap Box Derby has run nationally since 1934 and has been part of St. Louis tradition since 1950's where they raced down Highway 40! Today, we race down Macklind Ave. on The Hill, between Botanical and Sahw and have been for over 15 years.
Winners of each division of the St. Louis regional race are eligible to move on to the World Championship finals, which is held each August at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio. Here, hundreds of kids will compete for 1 week to crown the All-American Soap Box Derby World Champion.
The Regional All-American is capped at 50 racers each year. To be eligible for the regional race, racers must have an official AASBD Soap Box car and wheels, or purchase a kit and wheels from the All-American Soap Box Derby(below). Additionally, there is a $100 registration fee for the St. Louis regional race. Racers in the St. Louis compete for great prizes and eligibility in the national competition. All racers will receive a derby t-shirt, and a participation medal.
The All-American Derby youth program is administered by International Soap Box Derby, Inc., An Akron-based non-profit corporation that seeks to inspire good sportsmanship and work to ensure races are safe, fun, and fair.