Gravity Racing for Kids & Adults
Types of Events
Common Rules
Derby Cars
Driver Training
NDR Rally
Super Kids
Fun Days
"Zero" Gravity Derby
Types of Events

NOTE: Select a tab above for event details. 

  • Driver Training - Kids are required to successfully complete a session to be eligible to participate in any derby racing events.
  • NDR Rally - Competitive racing for kids (stock & super stock divisions). Includes a "challengers" division for kids that want to tryout the sport (cars provided). 
  • Super Kids - Races for children with disabilities (dual rider cars & experienced drivers provided).
  • Public Fun Day - Free non-competitive rides for kids & adults (cars provided).
  • "Zero" Gravity Derby - A Match-Your-Own-Time Race for kids & adults (cars provided or bring your own derby car with no weights added).

NOTE: Select a tab below for event details. 

Common Rules

Minimum Age - Kids entering the first grade during the current race season can race in our events as long as they will turn 7 sometime during the school year. 

Underage Kids -    Ages 6 and under attending Public Fun Days can ride in a dual seat car with an experienced driver provided (subject to approval by race officials). 

Driver Training - Basic training is provided for all first time participants (kids & adults) at Fun Days and Sr. Adult races. Kids racing in our NDR rally races and must have previously completed a New Driver Training session to be eligible to drive a fully weighted car in a rally race. 

Helmets - The type of helmet we use is a standard DOT approved bicycle helmet. For Super Kids, New Driver Training, Fun Day Events and "Zero" Gravity Derby it's up to parents to determine the type of helmet their child needs for their safety. For our NDR Rallies the helmets must be an Official AASBD Helmet. We do have helmets available at all our events but suggest you bring your own with name attached. 

Car Handlers - Required for NDR Rally & Challenger races, new driver training, practice days and "Zero" Gravity Derby. We rely on families to help with car handling at these events. This involves lifting cars on and off trailers, positioning them in the starting gates and moving them out of the braking area once they have come to a complete stop. 

General Admission - There is no cost to spectators, grandstand seating provided and a concession stand is available at most events (cash only) or bring your own food and drinks. 

And more…

  • No skateboards, scooters, ball / frisbee throwing allowed at derby park during an event. 
  • No smoking allowed.
  • No alcoholic beverages are allowed.
  • If you want to set up a rest area for yourself and/or your group, you may bring whatever you need. Pop-up tents must be secured to the ground. 

Derby Park Map Layout 

Derby Cars

Types of Derby Cars (provided at all events) -

  • Stock & Super Stock (you can purchase kits at AASBD Online Store or check with us for used donor cars). 
  • Super Kids (dual seat cars)
  • Adult Cars - Winebox & Indy 
Driver Training

​Driver Training (cars provided) ​- NDR rally participants are required to successfully complete a Driver Training session to be eligible to drive a "fully weighted" car in a NDR Rally or in the Challengers division (both held by GHSBD). Those that successfully complete the training will receive an official GHSBD drivers license. 

Date: April 6, 2024


  • Noon - 12:30 PM: Check-In / Registration 
  • 12:30 - 1 PM: Training Session
  •  1 - 2 PM: Practice Runs

Cost: $5 (cash only)

Pre-Register Here

NOTE: Hockley Derby Park is now part of Pct. 4.


Please view video before coming out to an event.

NDR Rally
NDR Rally & Challengers Race (Stock & Super Stock)

Part of the Texas Top Gun Series (TTGS)

 Next Race - April 20, 2024
Season Championships - May 18, 2024

Race Day Schedule:

  • 9 AM: Check-In / Registration / Weigh-In
  • 10:30 AM: Drivers Meeting / Start of Race 
NDR Rally | Cost : $30 (cash only)

Challenger Division | Cost:   $10 (cash only) 

Challengers drive derby cars with no weights added that are provided by GHSBD. This race is a fun way for new drivers to experience the Thrill of the Hill and earn TTGS points.


AGE REQUIREMENTS: This is a competitive racing series for racers that will turn at least 7 during the current school year to a maximum age of 17. 

RACE FORMAT: A double elimination, lane swap/wheel swap, timer differential race format (no wheel swap for Challengers).

IMPORTANT: You must have previously received driver training at a GHSBD event held at Hockley Derby Park or raced in a sanctioned AASBD or NDR race in another city to be eligible to enter a GHSBD NDR rally or Challenger race.

RACE INFORMATION GUIDE (.pdf) Updated 10/11/23

Texas Top Gun Series (TTGS) 

Three NDR-sanctioned rallies for Stock & Super Stock divisions are held each season for racers who will turn at least 7 during the current school year to a maximum age of 17. The TTGS is comprised of a Fall Rally, a Spring Rally and an End-of-Season Championship Race. Racers earn points for awards by participating in each rally. Awards include trophies, cash prizes and TTGS champ jackets based on the TTGS POINT SYSTEM.

Super Kids
Super Kids  
Gravity Racing for Special Needs Children *
(dual rider cars & experienced drivers provided)
* We define a "Super Kid" as a special needs child who is at least 7 years old and is NOT capable of driving (steering and braking) a regular single-driver soap box derby car. Driver Training sessions are available after most Super Kids events for any Non-Super Kid boy or girl who wishes to become eligible to race a Stock or Super Stock single-driver soap box derby car provided by GHSBD. 

  Next Race : April 6, 2024  
Race Day Schedule:
  • 9 AM: Check-In / Registration 
  • 9 AM - 10 AM: Practice Runs 
  • 10 AM - 11:30 AM: Racing 
  • 11:30 AM: Awards Ceremony
Cost: Free (donations welcomed)

*Spring Qualifier: Top 4 finalist from Spring race qualify to race in the season championships (May 18, 2024). Winner advances to the National Super Kids Classic in Akron, OH, in July.

Registration & General Information

Minimum Age - Kids entering the first grade during the current race season can participate in our events as long as they will turn 7 sometime during the school year. 

Size Restriction 150 lbs. - If your Super Kid weighs more than 150 lbs. please let us know in the pre-registration email. We may be able to make special arrangements to have our Adult Special Needs car available. 

Pre-Register Here *

A printed copy of the official GHSBD Super Kids Race Entry & County Release Form with your pre-registration information will be provided at registration the day of the event for a parent/guardian to sign.

Fun Days

Public Fun Day (cars provided) - Non-competitive rides for kids & adults. Basic driver training is provided for all first time participants (watch driver training video). Underage and special needs kids can ride in a dual seat car with an experienced driver provided (subject to approval by a race official). 

    Date: May 4, 2024  

Time : 9 AM - Noon 

Cost: FREE (donations welcomed) (donations welcomed) 

Download Release Form + Flyer (.pdf)

NOTE: Hockley Derby Park is now part of Pct. 4.


Please view video before coming out to an event.

"Zero" Gravity Derby

   Next Race: May 4, 2024 
 Time: Noon - 2 PM 
(after Public Fun Day in the morning) 
Race Results 
Fall 2023 (9/23/23)


​Volunteering - The best way to volunteer is to come to one of our events (earn service hours). Or attend a monthly Zoom board meeting (request invite). All board meetings are open to everyone and are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 PM (NO meeting in December).