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Nazareth Adult Soapbox

Nazareth Adult Soapbox
Rob Leiser in his replica of Mario Andretti's 1969 Indy 500 Winning number 2

Saturday, June 3, 2023, 9:00 am until 3:00 pm
West Prospect Street, Nazareth, PA

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The Nazareth Adult Soapbox Racing Association (NASBRA) derby ran successfully from 2008 – 2012. The event ended after five years when it became too large to run safely with the small volunteer crew.

Two of the original crew members, who work for The Lehigh Conference of Churches, received approval to bring back the race as a fun community event and as a fundraiser for the Conference.

So on June 3, 2023, (rain date June 10) race teams will gather on West Prospect Street in Nazareth to satisfy their need for speed. This is not your typical Boy Scout event. Anything from coffins to modified shopping carts is allowed. You build it, you race it! (Official rules and regulations.)

Registration begins August 15, 2022, and will continue until all 54 spots are filled. There is a $50 registration fee. Each team receives two t-shirts, others can be purchased for $10.

Practice runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on race day with the race starting at noon. Double elimination will decide the winners. All team members must sign a waiver on race day in order to participate. Please review the waiver before the race.

Check back for the registration link and additional details.

Link to a report of the 2009 race: