About Us

Our Mission: The International Soap Box Derby® is a non-profit youth education and leadership development organization whose mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration, fair and honest racing competitions, STEM curriculum, and other community-focused activities.

Welcome!  This is your one stop for all things Soap Box Derby.  Questions? Contact our Race Director, Michael Stewart at 423-596-7726 or emails us at chattanoogaarea@soapboxderby.org. 

We are the local soap box derby race organization for the Chattanooga, TN area.  We have been racing in Chattanooga since 2008.

Soap Box Derby racing is a wonderful family-oriented event in which children and their parents participate in the greatest amateur racing program in the world. The Soap Box Derby teaches kids teamwork, perseverance, the spirit of competition, and basic construction skills.  Our local race is held in May of each year and races both stock super stock, and masters divisions.  Come on out and join us!

Here are our 2023 local race winners:

Masters: Parker Stewart (who went on to win 1st place in the AAA Challenge race in Akron and came in 2nd at the FirstEnergy All American Race in Akron)

Super Stock: Kyle Cantrell

Stock: Brayden Kirk (who came in 7th at the FirstEnergy All American race in Akron)

Local Masters Top 9


Rally Race Representative: Chase Stewart

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?

We have club cars that you can use to race. If you enjoy racing, we can discuss how you can purchase and build your own car. 

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

Please contact us – we can always use both to grow our program!

I have questions. How do I reach out?

Send us an email – and an enthusiastic volunteer will email you or call you back and go over all your questions.

Become a

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