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Soap Box Derby Racing is for Kids age 7-17 years. Locally sanctioned All American Soap Box Derby races are held all over the world. It is a fun sport the entire family can enjoy. Some families might choose to travel the state or the country in the Rally Division program and some may choose to race in the local races only. That’s a decision only you can make. Either way, racing Soap Box Derby cars will provide an fun experience for the entire family that will create lasting friendship and memories you and your child will cherish for a lifetime.

 

Quick Facts To Getting Started

 

  1. Find Your Local Race City: Go to www.aasbd.org Race City Locator and find your local race city and race dates.
  2. Decide Which Division to Race
  3. Order a Car Kit and Plans from the All American Soap Box Derby International online store. www.aasbd.org
  4. Read the AASBD Rule Book and assemble the Car according to the directions
  5. To help pay your expenses you might ask a local business to sponsor your car.
  6. Download, Complete and Submit the Local Registration Form and Racer Information Form
  7. Practice driving your racer in a safe area away from traffic or unsafe obstacles
  8. Attend any Pre-Race Car Building Workshops or Speed Clinics offered in your area.
  9. Contract the Local Race Director with any questions you may have or go to www.aasbd.org

 

FINDING YOUR LOCAL RACE CITY

Go to www.aasbd.org then click on the Race City Locator. Click on your state and you will find the race closest to your residence. AASBD Rules state that you must race in the local race city that is closest to where you live. If you are unsure, contact a Local Race Director in your State.

 

 

DECIDING WHICH DIVISION TO RACE

The decision on which division to race is based on the age and weight of the driver. Below is specific information on each division. The AASBD Racing Season begins on August 1 of each year and ends on July 31 of the following year.

 

Stock Division

The Stock division is for racers age 7-13 years old. Stock cars can accommodate a racer up to (Approximately) 5'3" tall and 125 pounds. The Stock car, a lean-forward design, is sold as a kit which includes everything needed for racing with the exception of Z-Glas racing wheels and weights. Because painting is not permitted on the Stock car shell, drivers have their choice of purchasing one of three colored shells: red, white or blue. Some years special edition colored shells are offered so check to see when you start to purchase. Builders should allow 4-6 hours to assemble their Stock division car.

 

AGE: Participants in the Stock Division must be seven (7) years of age by the date of the first Local and/or Rally race in which they participate. They must not turn fourteen (14) years of age on or before August 1. Proof of age is required.

 

WEIGHT: In the Stock Division, a combined weight of an assembled Stock Car, Z-Glas_ wheels,and the participant must not exceed two hundred (200) pounds.

 

Super Stock Division

The Super Stock division is designed for racers age 10-17 years old. Super Stock cars can accommodate a larger racer up to (Approximately) 6'0" tall and 150 pounds. The Super Stock, a lean-forward designed car, is also sold as a kit which includes everything needed for racing with the exception of Z-Glas racing wheels and weights. The Super Stock shell comes unpainted and most racers will paint their Super Stock shells. Builders should allow 4-6 hours to assemble their Super Stock division car.

 

AGE: Participants in the Super Stock Division must be ten (10) years of age by the date of the first Local and/or Rally race in which they participate. They must not turn eighteen (18) years of age on or before August 1. Proof of age is required.

 

WEIGHT: In the Super Stock Division, a combined weight of an assembled Stock Car, Z-Glas_ wheels, and the participant must not exceed two hundred thirty (240) pounds.

 

Masters Division

The Masters division (also known as Scottie) is for racers age 10-17 years old and is driven by the more experienced drivers. Masters cars can accommodate a child up to (Approximately) 6'0" tall and 160 pounds. Because of the lay-down (enclosed) design of the Masters car, small drivers are also competitive in this division. The Master Car Kit is a fiberglass shell that requires assembly including bodywork, sanding and painting. Builders should allow 30 days for complete assembly.

 

AGE: Participants in the Masters Division must be ten (10) years of age by the date of the Local and/or Rally race in which they participate. They must not turn eighteen (18) years of age on or before August 1. Proof of age is required.

 

WEIGHT: In the Masters Division, a combined weight of an assembled Masters Car, Z-Glas_ wheels, and the participant must not exceed two hundred fifty-five (255) pounds.

 

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