FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

Western Pennsylvania Soap Box Derby

Welcome to the Western Pennsylvania Soap Box Derby website!  

Serving PA Counties:  Beaver, Lawrence, Butler and Mercer

2020 Fun Day:  Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

2020 Local Race Day:  Saturday, June 6, 2020

Impound & Registration Dates:  722 Merchant St. (Rear) - alley between CVS and Merchant St. building

  • Contact Tim Cassidy for details on weigh-ins and impounding cars

Race Track Address:  Intersection of 14th St. & Duss Avenue in Ambridge, PA:  We race on 14th St. starting at Duss Ave and finishing at Merchant St.

Contact:  Tim Cassidy, Local Race Director



NOTE: Supplying weights for most of the cars continues to be a challenge.  It would be best if you purchase the weights from the All American Soap Box Derby website or have them made for your car. 


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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