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Wilbur Shaw Derby Hill

About Wilbur Shaw Derby Hill

The Wilbur Shaw Memorial Soap Box Derby Hill, located at 30th Street and Cold Springs Road, is the longest Soap Box Derby Track in the country, measuring 1000 feet. It was built in 1953 to replace the original track at 71st and Meridian. A laser timer, digital weighing system, new scorer’s bridge and pit area are recent updates. The track was recently recognized by USA Today as one of the top Soap Box Derby facilities in the country. 

All Soap Box Derby racing in Indianapolis is sanctioned by either the All-American Soap Box Derby or National Derby Rallies. All races are conducted within the framework of the rules of these two organizations. The Indianapolis Soap Box Derby Association organizes and officiates all derby racing on the Indianapolis hill. Racing is open to those from 8 through 20 years of age in National Derby Rallies racing and from 9 through 16 in All-American racing. 

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