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Derby Spotlight - Michael J. Corson, Jr. 07.21.2016 Being a role model was important to Mike Corson Jr. His motto, ‘be competitive and focus on what you can,’ certainly helped him as a Soap Box Derby® racer and now in his career as a Worldwide Repair Engineer at UTC Aerospace Systems in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Read More Two Teenagers Will Receive Soap Box Derby's President's Youth Volunteer Service Award 06.23.2016 Two teenage volunteers of the Soap Box Derby program have been chosen as recipients of the President’s Youth Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes volunteers under the age of 21 who have made a positive impact on the Soap Box Derby through their leadership on the local or national level. Read More Soap Box Derby Receives Significant Financial Gift From The Bill Speeg Family 06.16.2016 In tribute to her late husband Bill Speeg and his passionate support of the Soap Box Derby, Kelly Speeg has made a significant financial gift to the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby Scholarship Fund. Read More Derby Spotlight - James Fell 06.15.2016 James Fell was watching a movie when he was five years old where the Soap Box Derby® was featured. He begged his parents for three years to participate and finally started racing when he was eight. “It is funny how something of interest to a five year old could lead to a STEM education and career in aviation,” Fell stated. Read More Derby Announces New Change To The Masters Car 06.15.2016 Beginning August 1, 2016 the rear airfoil on the front and back axle is no longer allowed. ALL Masters cars racing in sanctioned Soap Box Derby events beginning August 1, 2016 must meet this requirement. Read More 1936 Soap Box Derby Racers Invited To Celebrate 80th Anniversary Of Akron's Derby Downs 06.14.2016 Officials of the Soap Box Derby are inviting any Soap Box Derby racers who competed at Derby Downs in August 1936, to be honored guests in pre-race ceremonies at the 79th FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby on Saturday, July 16. Read More Soap Box Derby Gets Permanent Home In 1936; Depression-Era Work Program Builds Derby Downs 06.07.2016 Read More Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame Will Induct Three New Members During Race Week In July 05.17.2016 Three new members will be inducted into the Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame during the post-race awards ceremony for the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby on the evening of Saturday, July 16. Read More Derby Spotlight - Kristi Murphy 05.17.2016 Kristi Murphy knew very early in life that she wanted to be involved with STEM. Characteristics that describe Kristi include being detail-oriented, results driven, and a love to solve problems. Among many other things, Soap Box Derby racing helped fuel Kristi’s desire to go to college and major in a field that included STEM. She enjoyed tinkering with tools while working on her Soap Box Derby car and finding innovative ways to increase the speed of the car. Read More Record Number of Schools and Clubs Competed in the Soap Box Derby's Gravity Racing STEM Team Competition presented by Time Warner Cable 05.16.2016 More than 175 teams from three states competed in the Soap Box Derby’s Gravity Racing Challenge© (GRC) STEM Team Competition presented by Time Warner Cable®. On May 12th and 14th teams competed in the traditional Stock and Super Stock divisions, along with the High School Open Class division. The race is presented by Time Warner Cable through its Connect A Million Minds Program™. Read More