2020 Soap Box Derby Cancelled

Sullivan County Race Had Been Scheduled for May 30
by John Conway
LIBERTY— Officials announced in late May that the annual Sullivan County Soap Box Derby Championships scheduled for Saturday, May 30 in Liberty have been cancelled due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We hope everyone stays safe and healthy during this time and we hope to see you soon. Keep working on your cars!” officials posted on Facebook. “If you have any questions please contact John Nichols at 845-866-0618.”
It would have been the ninth year for the revived Sullivan County Soap Box Derby races, which were held in Monticello for a few years in the mid-1960s and then discontinued until 2012, when the first races were held in Liberty.
Officials of International Soap Box Derby also cancelled the 83rd FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby scheduled for Saturday, July 25, at Derby Downs in Akron, OH.
Participants qualify to compete in the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby by winning local Soap Box Derby races in their home communities or by accumulating points in rallies around the country. More than half of the communities staging local races have already canceled their events and more are expected to cancel in order to comply with continuing local COVID-related restrictions. Typically, more than 400 boys and girls compete in their gravity-powered race cars in the annual world championship races in Akron.