Bringing families and
community together
one race at a time.
Parkersburg Soap Box Derby, Inc.
903 Camden Ave.
Parkersburg, WV 26101-5528
(304) 588-8074 (cell/text)

2025 Race Season

photo of Derby Downs in Akron Ohio Youth between the ages of 7 and 19* are eligible to race in the All-American Soap Box Derby® youth gravity racing program. Using specially designed kits to build their cars with the help of a parent or mentor, youth around the world compete in races for the title of Champion!

The 2025 Soap Box Derby® Racing season is from August 1, 2024 until July 31, 2025. The International Championship Race is held in July 2025. We are planning to have several races this season and the local Grand Champion will qualify to participate in the FirstEnegy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship at the world-famous Derby Downs track in Akron, Ohio in July 2025. All of the qualifying races for the 2023-2024 season are posted here and some of the other Derby Downs annual events are here.

Download your Parkersburg Team Registration Form, fill it out, have your parent or guardian sign it, and return it to our office. Once we have your registration information we will put you on our contact list and notify you of all upcoming team meetings and events.

You will find more information here:
• the AASBD Rule Book
• Our About Soap Box Derby® page
Soap Box Derby YouTube channel

If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything about our program, please be sure to contact us.

*For complete age requirements, view the AASBD Rule Book.

Page last updated on Tuesday, 16 July 2024 04:44 PM

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Soap Box Derby® Racing is open to all youth between the ages of 7 and 19.

• Stock: 7-13 years old
• Super Stock: 9-18 years old

• Be at least 7 years old
• Have a parent, guardian, or
   mentor to work with you
   on your car (this is a family
• Register your intent to
   participate on our team
   (download form)
• Gather sponsors (as many as you
   need to pay for your car and race
   registration fees) (download
• Buy your race car kit
• Build your race car
• Learn to drive your race car
• Participate in the 2024-2025
   qualifying races

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high school and middle school
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elementary school