• Driver Registration

    Click the Registration tab at the top of the page to get the full registration document

     

     

  • Rules & Regulations

    For the COMPLETE SET of rules click the tab below or the Race Rules tab at the top of the page.

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  • Sponsorship

    Thank you for your interest in sponsoring this event! The Johnson County Soapbox Classic is a sanctioned event of the National Adult Soapbox Derby Association. The focus of this event is to promote the amateur sport of soapbox derby racing and to encourage... 

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  • Vendor Request Form

    If you are interested in selling food, drinks, or other items please fill out the form below and submit your request and it will be reviewed and I will respond to your request to let you know if it has been accepted. Thank you for your interest in helping this event be a success.

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Learn about Soap Box racing history!

  • In the wake of the first car races, local kid auto races took place in the US at a very early stage. In 1914 the motion picture Kid Auto Races at Venice starring Charlie Chaplin was shown in the cinemas. 

    In 1933 Myron Scott, a photographer for Dayton, Ohio newspaper Dayton Daily News, put together an impromptu race for 19 boys. There was so much interest that Scott arranged a bigger race, with prize money for August 19. "An amazing crowd of 362 kids showed up with homemade cars built of orange crates, sheet tin, wagon and baby-buggy wheels...."

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