FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

8 Steps to Race Day

1) Eligibility:

All kids age 7 to 21. You must be between 7 and 14 for Stock Division; between 9 and 18 for Super Stock Division and between 10 and 21 for Masters Division. Minimum ages must occur on or before July 31 and maximum ages can't occur on or before July 31. Proof of age is required.

2) Registration:

Register using the registration form on this website located in the "Getting Started" tab. Fill it out in the browser and email it to Send a copy of your birth certificate and the registration fee of $35 to PPSBD, PO Box 2504, Monument, CO, 80132. If you bring in another racer, you get a reduced fee of $20. For more information, call: Pikes Peak Derby Race Director: 719-216-3938.

Send these forms with registration.

Complete Parent Conduct Form:

Complete a Driver History Form:

3) Order a Car Kit:

Order a Stock, Super Stock or Masters Car Kit and a set of Z-Glas wheels from:
All-American Soap Box Derby
PO Box 7225
Akron, Ohio 44306
Phone: 330-733-8723
You can order online at:

4) Get a Sponsor:

A complete kit plus wheels and shipping will cost approximately $650 for a stock or super stock and approximately $950 for masters. You should line up one or more sponsors to help you pay the expenses. Sponsors are allowed to advertise on the car.

5) Build Your Car:

You must build your own car with help from an adult—parent, friend, or mentor. It’s a joint effort between you and your parent, but you must do most of the work yourself. The kits take can be assembled in a weekend. Follow the instructions exactly. Total weight of the car, wheels and driver for Stock is 200lbs, for Super Stock is 240lbs and for Masters is 255lbs.

6) Pre-inspection and Practice - First Sunday in June:

The pre-inspection will take place in the Transit-mix west parking area from 9am-Noon. Registration must be complete at this time. Racers will be practicing on the street where the race is held.

7) Final Inspection and Impound - Saturday After Pre-inspection and Practice:

Bring your completed car to the Transit-mix parking lot at the bottom of the track. Your car will be inspected for the last time before the race. After final checks of the car, it will be impounded over night.

8) Race Day - Second Sunday in June:

The race will be held on Costilla Street between El Paso and Wasatch Streets—8am to finish. This will be a double elimination race. Each heat consists of two racers down the track. The cars and drivers are brought back to the top of the hill to continue the race. You must lose two heats to be eliminated. All racers receive a participation trophy and the top finishers receive place trophies. All participants are required to attend the awards ceremony immediately after the race and will receive a prize. The winning cars and drivers will be sent to Akron, Ohio and given a stipend to participate in derby week and the International Soap Box Derby.