The Northeast Soapbox Association is a free membership organization. Its goal is to promote the sport of freestyle / DIY 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 Do-It-Yourself 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.
Hard to believe, but we are less than three months away from our first Soapbox Race of 2022.
Two back-to-back races in Franklin County set for September 12th and 19th Sundays
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 fundraisers 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.