The Hill Soap Box Derby and Car Show June 11, 2017

JUNE 11, 2017

The All-American Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program which has run nationally since 1934. The regional St. Louis race has been held each June on The Hill for over 15 years, and is hosted by the St. Louis Jaycees.  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 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.

The Regional All-American Soap Box Derby is open to all kids between 7 and 20 years of age, but 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 race will receive a derby t-shirt, a participation trophy, and will compete for great prizes and eligibility in the national competition. 




2 Racing Divisions
Stock                    Age 7-13          Entry / Novice          Lean – Forward
Super Stock         Age 9-18          Entry –Advanced      Lean –  Forward
How it Works
    Step 1: Purchase a kit at All American Soap Box Derby
Step 2: Register for the race (see below)
Step 3: Build your car (clinics and support will be available)
Step 4: Attend Check in/weigh in on the morning of June 10th, 2017

    Step 5: Race! on June 11th, starting at 9AM.

  • Racers and their families should be at Macklind and Botanical by 7:30 to retrieve their cars. 
  • Racing begins at 9AM
  • St. Louis Police Dept. vs. St. Louis Fire Dept. Oil Can Race and Ceremony at Noon
  • Spectators can race for fun in adult size cars (limited availability).
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