Welcome to the
New Hampshire Soap Box Derby

The New Hampshire Soap Box Derby welcomes racers from NH, VT, ME, MA and beyond for its Local Championship and Rally races. On this site you can learn about our race events along with the history of soap box derby in NH since 1939.

The New Hampshire Soap Box Derby provides opportunities for girls and boys ages 7 years old & up to assemble, then take the steering wheel of their gravity powered car down a 500 ft or more track in side by side competition. Our mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration and fair and honest competition.  Participating in soap box derby provides students the opportunity to sharpen their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills. Mechanical skills along with an appreciation of physics and mathematics define a winning racer.  The NHSBD hosts races throughout the year.  Qualified racers have the opportunity to race in July at the First Energy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship in Akron, Ohio.

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Consider contributing to our cause by adding your name to the race day t-shirts worn by our participants or to a car in our event. 

Stock Car Restoration Project – We have acquired a storage unit of Stock division cars that need some TLC and drivers!


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Race Schedule

Anyone between the ages of 7 and 20 years of age is eligible to compete.

Sep 14, 2024
New Hampshire Fall Rally Weekend - 2024
Rally Race
Jun 1, 2025
2025 New Hampshire Local Championship
Local Race

Become a

Take part in the tradition of the New Hampshire Soap Box Derby – Get started with the program today to discover the excitement of gravity racing!