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About Us

Note from your Executive Board Members:

We are committed to making this organization FAIR and FUN for the KIDS!! Our goal is to provide veteran drivers, along with all new drivers that want to be part of our club, the opportunity to enjoy the experience of being 

Executive Board 2018-2019
President Frank Smith
Vice President Nicole Lubrico
Treasurer  Jasmine Mullins
Race Director Jason Kovach
Secretary  Rob Wells
Our organization is dedicated to providing the boys and girls of our community, along with their families, ages 7 to 20, with safe, fair and fun competition through the All-American Soap Box Derby racing family. We thrive to have our children be the best they could be not only on the track but also to take with them the mentorship of our volunteers into their everyday lives. Through our organization, children not only compete with each other on the track, they also build friendships that will last a lifetime.


Mission Statement

The Soap Box Derby® is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration and fair and honest competition.

Core Vaules and Drivers

• Youth Education and Leadership Development
• Family Engagement and Enrichment
• Honesty, Integrity and Perseverance
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Teamwork and Collaboration
• Mentoring
• Volunteerism
• Commitment to Community

The Derby is the official sanctioning body of Soap Box Derby racing and has exclusive licensing partnerships with more than 100 racing districts throughout world. These racing districts conduct sanctioned Soap Box Derby races throughout the year and qualify champs for the annual FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby® World Championship race at the world famous Derby Downs Track in Akron, Ohio. 

The Derby's Education Program is a fast-growing component of the organization and includes a STEM-Based Curriculum, the Gravity Racing Challenge® STEM Team Competition and a Mini Soap Box Derby program. 

The Derby also operates the world famous Derby Downs Track in Akron, Ohio where events are held throughout the racing season.

The Board of Directors oversees the operation of the Derby, and the day-to-day activities are handled by the Headquarters staff in Akron.