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Annual President's Youth Volunteer Service Award Qualifications And Nomination Process 06.10.2015 An annual President's Youth Volunteer Service Award has been established to recognize youth under the age of 21 who have made a positive impact on the Soap Box Derby® program by volunteering and mentoring on the local or national level. Read More 2016 FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby Date Moved Up One Week 06.09.2015 The 79th running of the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby will be held from Sunday, July 10 through Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the world famous Derby Downs Track. Read More Ohio Soap Box Derby Champions Honored At Statehouse 05.27.2015 On May 20, 2015 more than 100 Soap Box Derby® Champions, representing more than 60 Ohio communities, were recognized for their achievements at a Statehouse Recognition Day held in their honor in Columbus. Read More Gravity Racing Challenge STEM Team Competition - Largest Competition Ever 05.16.2015 The Soap Box Derby® hosted its biggest Gravity Racing Challenge® event ever. On May 15-16, 2015, more than 130 teams competed in the traditional Stock and Super Stock divisions, as well as a new open build high school division. The race was presented by Time Warner Cable through its Connect A Million Minds Program™. Read More Soap Box Derby's Annual STEM Team Event Draws Record Number Of Entries, Race Presented By Time Warner Cable 05.07.2015 The International Soap Box Derby® is getting ready to host its biggest Gravity Racing Challenge® event ever. On May 15-16, 2015, more than 130 teams will compete in the traditional Stock and Super Stock divisions, as well as a new open build high school division. The race is presented by Time Warner Cable through its Connect A Million Minds Program™. Read More Derby Seeking Hall Of Fame Nominations 05.06.2015 The Soap Box Derby® Hall of Fame was established in 1997, to honor individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the Soap Box Derby by promoting the betterment of the sport and its participants or by enhancing the youth racing program through significant financial or sponsorship support. Read More Soap Box Derby Teams With Girl Scouts Of Northeast Ohio For A STEM Adventure 04.29.2015 The International Soap Box Derby teamed with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio to provide a STEM adventure for Brownies and Juniors at Derby Downs on Saturday, April 25. More than 35 Girl Scouts from all over Ohio discovered the world of the Soap Box Derby racing as they participated in hands-on STEM related activities at the world famous track. The girls learned how to build the fastest Soap Box Derby Mini Car and tested how weights affect the car's speed in a mini car race. Read More Soap Box Derby Forms Partnership With NORKA Food And Beverage 04.23.2015 International Soap Box Derby President and CEO, Joe Mazur, announced today that the Derby will partner with NORKA, Akron's newest iconic beverage company, for the Gravity Racing Challenge STEM Team Competition and the 78th FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby in July. Read More 1950 World Champion Harold "Butch" Williamson Passes Away 04.20.2015 We were saddened to learn of the passing of 1950 Soap Box Derby World Champion Harold "Butch" Williamson. After overcoming several bouts of rheumatic fever during his childhood, Butch became the World Champion of the 1950 All-American Soap Box Derby. He raced out of Charleston, W.Va. Read More Rally Commission Seeks Membership Applications 03.24.2015 The All-American Soap Box Derby® Rally Commission is seeking applications for membership. Up to three seats on the Rally Commission are open for a one to three year placement. Read More