About Us

Cleveland has a rich history with Soap Box Derby Racing. We are one of three cities with continuous race events dating back to 1934. With our dedicated track in downtown Cleveland and strong sponsorship, we are always looking for new racers! CASBD is a non-profit organization of volunteers that promotes the sport of Soapbox Derby Racing in Cleveland, OH and it's suburbs. Racing is a great family sport for drivers from 7 yrs to 20 yrs. Best of all, you race at your schedule. We have volunteers willing to help new racers be competitive quickly. We believe Soap Box Derby Racing is a family endeavor, great for building family relationships, learning opportunities from good sportsmanship to applied science and MOST OF ALL IT’S FUN for the whole family!

Frequently Asked

How can I get started racing?

Visit our Getting Started page for more information on how to get started as a Soap Box Derby racer.

Do I have to buy and build a car?

For first-time drivers, we have club cars that you can re-build to fit your driver and use it to start racing. If you enjoy it, we can help you  to get your own car.

How can I donate my time or money to help this local program?

WE NEED HELP! Please contact us – we can always use donations and volunteers to grow our program!

We accept financial as well as in-kind donations. We need things like; Mowing assistance, equipment and volunteers, we have to maintain the Cleveland race site. Car painting for kids derby cars and special needs cars, promote your body shop. Food vendors for race events. 

I have questions. How do I reach out?


You can contact us via mail, email or phone.

Email: clevelandarea@soapboxderby.org


  • 440-666-3802 Chris Dyer, President
  • 216-970-6564 Joe Markowski, Treasurer


Cleveland Area Soap Box Derby

C/O Chris Dyer, 38567 Misty Meadow Trail, North Ridgeville, OH 44039

Become a

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