February 16–17 and March 16–17
information provided by the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau
LANSING, Ill. (February 6 2019) – The Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby Association, in affiliation with the All-American Soap Box Derby (AASBD), is hosting indoor races for boys and girls ages 7–20, on February 16–17 and March 16–17. Races will be held at the Tinley Park Plaza, 15915 South Harlem Avenue (three buildings down from Walt’s).
Racers will be competing in gravity-powered soap box derby cars against each other in three separate divisions: stock (ages 7–13), superstock (ages 9–18), and masters (ages 10–20). Contestants may bring their own AASBD-approved car or borrow a car for the day by texting or calling Stan Iglehart (630-841-8832) to reserve a car.
Racers need to be onsite by 8:00am to register. There is a $10 fee to race for new drivers and no charge to borrow a car.
Spectators are welcome to stop by and watch the race for free between 9:00am and 2:00pm. Kids who are accompanied by a parent or guardian can stop by between 9:00am and 2:00pm for a free test run down the track, though arrangements should be made ahead of time by calling or texting Stan Iglehart (630-841-8832).
“This is a great way to try soap box racing and see what the Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby Association is all about,” said Jim Garrett, President/CEO for the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau.
About the All-American Soap Box Derby
The All-American Soap Box Derby is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to build knowledge and character by creating meaningful experiences through collaboration and fair, honest competition. Families get to spend quality time with their kids while building cars and competing in races in local communities or around the country. Racers learn STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) while having fun and making new friends.
More information is available online: soapboxderby.org or by contacting Stan Iglehart: