Annual Soap Box Derby to be held in Cape Girardeau today

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The 2022 annual Cape Girardeau Rotary Soap Box Derby is today.

The race will be held at Blanchard Elementary School on the 1800 block of North Sprigg Street.

Girls and boys ages 7 through 18 will race their gravity powered cars on North Sprigg between Bertling Street and Lexington Avenue.

Speeds of the cars can reach up to 30 miles per hour.

Competitors will race their cars in two divisions, stock and superstock, for a chance to qualify for the national race in Akron, Ohio in July.

The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program and has run nationally since 1934.

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Marsha Heller

Marsha Heller

Marsha joined the KFVS-12 News Team in August 1999.