Northeast Soapbox Association
Gravity racing news for the northeast states

Northeast Soapbox Association

The Northeast Soapbox Association is a free membership organization, funded through merchandise sales. Its goal is to promote the sport of freestyle soapbox races and derbies in the north eastern states of the US, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

The term "freestyle" here means the races promoted through this website must allow open-format racing vehicles in a D.I.Y. format. The Northeast Soapbox Association is not affiliated with the AASBA.

Look to this website for news of and links to various races in your neighborhood.

Race organizers are invited to submit their race information, to be listed for free on this website.

Soapbox Race Events

Greenfield MA Soapbox Race

Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM, Nash Mill Road, Greenfield, MA

Montague MA Soapbox Race

Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM, Unity Park, Turners Falls, MA

Northeast Soapbox News

Soapbox Racing Returns to Western Mass

Soapbox Racing Returns to Western Mass

Two races in Franklin County set for September

2021 Soapbox Race Season on Track!

2021 Soapbox Race Season on Track!

After an eight-year gap, Franklin County will see gravity racing return to local hills

New ‘How Did You Build That?’ Video Series

New ‘How Did You Build That?’ Video Series

Would you like to show off your Soapbox Cart?

Looking to Start your Own Soapbox Race?

Soapbox races are a creative, fun family-friendly event, using good ol' American ingenuity and craftsmanship. Races that are members of the Northeast Soapbox Association follow the same rules and are typically fund raisers for their town's recreation department.

Putting on a derby comes with lots of questions and a couple hurdles, so we thought we'd write up a page that answers the most common questions.

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