Soap Box Derby Distribution
ISBD President & CEO, Mark Gerberich, and AndyMark President & CEO, Andy Baker, are both committed to helping grow the Derby’s STEM Education Program that uses the tools and values of Soap Box Derby racing to introduce Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) to students in an enjoyable, engaging way.
“AndyMark is excited to add the Soap Box Derby products to our product offerings,” said Baker. “Soap Box Derby has a great reputation for youth gravity racing programs, so it is a natural fit for AndyMark to sell their STEM-focused products,” Baker explained. “With this agreement, AndyMark customers now have the convenience of purchasing Soap Box Derby products from our website along with their other favorite AndyMark products,” he said.
“This relationship combines Soap Box Derby’s nationally known racing program for children between the ages of 7 – 20, with AndyMark’s world-class e-commerce site and customer service,” said Gerberich. “AndyMark is an approved vendor for many school districts around the country, and this agreement will help streamline the ordering process for those schools,” Gerberich explained.
The International Soap Box Derby, Inc. is an Akron, Ohio-based nonprofit organization, which has run the All-American Soap Box Derby nationally since 1934. Children between the ages of 7-20 are eligible to race in the program. Kids, along with a parent, mentor, etc., build a car using a specially designed kit. Races are held each year in officially sanctioned Soap Box Derby race locations throughout the United States and a few foreign countries. The racing season culminates at the FIRSTEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship Race, held each July at the world-famous Derby Downs Track in Akron, OH.
Participating in the Soap Box Derby with the classic Stock Car is an enjoyable learning experience for both the adult and child. The program provides an opportunity to develop mutual respect and trust while demonstrating the importance of individual pride and sportsmanship.
The Stock Car is a sit-up car designed to be driven in a lean forward position at all times for builders of a specific age range (7-13). The combined weight of the assembled car and the driver shall not exceed 200 lbs. including the Z-Glas® wheels. A combined weight of less than 200 lbs. may be increased by the addition of owner-provided weight.
Super Stock Car
The Soap Box Derby program is designed to be an enjoyable learning experience for both the adult and the child. The Super Stock Car is a great tool to start learning about racing and STEM principles.The Super Stock Car is a sit-up car designed to be driven in a lean forward position at all times for builders of a specific age range (9-18). The combined weight of the assembled car and the driver shall not exceed 240 lbs. including the Z-Glas® wheels. A combined weight of less than 240 lbs. may be increased by the addition of owner-provided weight.