Derby starts registration for 19th annual race

Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby Classic registrations have begun for the annual derby race to be run this year on Saturday, May 19th in Downtown Waynesboro.

Registrations will be taken until the mandatory clinic on April 4th. Registration fees are $60 for all racers and will be discounted to $50 if registered before April 4th.

Girls and boys from 7 to 17 years of age are invited to register for the derby either in Stock, Super Stock or Masters divisions by the deadline of April 4th. The Blue Ridge Soap Box franchise area includes Albemarle, Augusta, Bath, Highland, Louisa, Nelson and Rockbridge counties and the cities therein.

Last year we had a very successful race with more than 60boys and girls racing for the championship in four divisions. These champs went on to represent Waynesboro in the All-American Derby in Akron in late July.  This year we will be racing cars in the Stock, Super Stock and Masters Class Divisions.

Letters are being sent out to all last year’s drivers. If you do not receive yours in a few weeks, please contact the Derby Director. More information online  at

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