Get Racing with the Upcoming Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby
By Blog Article published February 04, 2019
Lansing, Ill. – 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 16th-17th and March 16th-17th. These racers are being 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. Bring your own AASBD-approved car or borrow a car for the day. Please text/call Stan Iglehart 630-841-8832 to reserve a car. Racers need to be onsite by 8:00 a.m. 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 a.m. and 2 p.m. Kids who are accompanied by a parent or guardian can stop by between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a free test run down the track (please text/call Stan Iglehart to prearrange 630-841-8832).
“It’s so exciting when the Chicago Southland has great family-friendly events for all to enjoy,” said Jim Garrett, President / CEO for the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This is a great way to try soap box racing and see what the Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby Association is all about.”
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, fair and 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. Soap Box Derby® racing is a sport that educates and inspires youth through fair and honest competition.
The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination management and marketing organization for Chicago’s 63 south and southwest suburbs. The Chicago Southland CVB markets the Chicago Southland region as a destination for meetings, conventions, group tour, sports events and leisure. For more information, go to VisitChicagoSouthland.com
Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau
Loren Petrakis-Mueller - Communications Manager
2304 173rd Street Lansing, IL 60438, Phone: 708-895-8200 Fax: 708-895-8288 Toll-free: 888-895-8233