What is the NDR?
The National Derby Rallies introduced rally racing on a nationwide scale. Rules and procedures were established to assure a reasonable level of uniform racing conditions across the nation. NDR provides a cost effective way of providing the sport of Soap Box Derby racing to cities across the country. The highlight of the year is the NDR National Championship.
Designed for Family Involvement
NDR promotes family involvement in all aspects of the program. The adult-youth relationship is enhanced from the early stages of planning a race car, through its construction, to travel experiences on the rally circuit, and the National Championships. Drivers are not required under NDR rules to drive only the cars they have built. When one child outgrows a race car, a family is encouraged to involve others by recruiting a younger brother, a younger sister, or a friend to participate using the same car. Volunteer involvement is also a vital part of the NDR program, from the manpower needs associated with planning and running a race up to serving at the national level on the NDR Board of Directors. The NDR has no paid employees.
FIVE RACING DIVISIONS
There are presently five divisions (classes) which make up the NDR’s racing program. Criteria for participating in each of these divisions is based primarily on the driver’s age and the type and design of the race car being used. The following is a brief description of each division, but the current NDR Rule Book should be consulted for complete details: