It's not just racing, IT'S GRAVITY RACING!

Our Mission

  • Reintroduce Soap Box Derby racing to the Greater Flint Community for hands-on STEM/STEAM education and community partnership

  • Create a community-wide event for local enjoyment that further generates statewide, regional, and national interest.

  • Partner interested racers with community groups, other community participants, and other local universities, to design, build, and race soap box cars.

  • Implement year-round Soap Box Derby-related educational programs and workshops for team participation.

  • Organize cleanup, restoration, and beautification efforts at Cronin Derby Downs for partnered teams.



Hands-on STEM/STEAM education

Given the relatively short car assembly times and hands-on engagement, this race can serve as a simple platform for development. STEM/STEAM careers are growing in demand, and the Soap Box Derby is one way to introduce technical concepts required in critical fields such as advanced and autonomous technologies.


Have Fun

friendships built to last

The Flint Soap Box Derby is an event for the entire community, and more than just cars are built in this race. The friendships established and memories made are enduring, and the Soap Box Derby allows all participants - racers, volunteers, and spectators alike - to experience a vibrant community event.



compete, or not

Anyone interested in racing is welcomed and encouraged - regardless of experience level. The Flint Soap Box Derby is YOUR race, and we strive to make it a meaningful experience for YOU! Come join us and experience the thrill of GRAVITY RACING!


it’s all downhill from here!