Soap Box Derby and Pageant News and Information
2014 SOUTHEAST GEORGIA SOAP BOX DERBY FACT SHEET
The 23rd Annual Southeast Georgia Soap Box Derby Saturday, May 3, 2014
1992 by Harold Rhoden for the Lyons Merchants Association Derby Hill (North Victory Drive), Lyons, Georgia
The Southeast Georgia Soap Box Derby (SGSBD) is a local race qualifier for the First Energy All-American Soap Box Derby (AASBD). This local race is held annually in Lyons, Georgia and features more than 50 competitors from Southeast Georgia. Each competitor builds his/her own gravity-powered car from a kit typically with assistance from an adult or mentor. The winner of the SGSBD in Lyons is called a “Local Champion” and is eligible to compete in the First Energy AASBD World Championship in Akron, Ohio against other Local Champions from all over the United States and several foreign countries.
Stock Division – Racers (age 7-13) compete in cars built from ready-to- assemble kits, which assist the Derby novice by providing a step-by-step layout and components for construction of a basic style car. This division is designed to give the first-time builder a learning experience.
Super Stock Division – Racers (age 10-17) have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and build a larger, heavier model car, also from a kit.
Become a Race Participant
Soap Box Derby Kits can be purchased through the International Soap Box Derby and include a shell, wooden floorboards and the appropriate hardware. Cars can be assembled in as little as five hours with the help of an adult or older friend. Stock Car Kit or Super Stock Car Kits are approximately $750; 2014 entry fees are $75. Further information regarding the purchasing of kits can be found online at www.aasbd.org or by calling Michael Williamson at 912-245-5685.
Derby Car Owners
Businesses or individuals who already own a car that is still eligible to race in 2014 may enter their car this year, the entry fee is $75. Drivers may be chosen by the car owner or owners may contact Michael Williamson to select a driver for their car.
Become a Race Sponsor
Local Derby sponsors are organizations which support our local race. See sponsor levels on the next page. This type of sponsorship gives an organization the opportunity to gain business exposure in Southeast Georgia.
The first place finisher in the Stock division will receive a Champions Jacket and $1,000 in prize money towards traveling cost to Akron, Ohio in July 2014 to compete in the World Championship. The first place finisher in the Super Stock division will receive a Champions Jacket and $1000 in prize money towards traveling cost to Akron, Ohio to compete in the World Championship in July 2014. Trophies will be awarded for 1st – 3rd place in each division.