FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

Welcome to the 21st Annual Fredericksburg Soap Box Derby


The Soapbox Derby is a great opportunity for families to bond, create, and spend quality time together.  From building your car together to having the family support on race day, this family centered event is bound to bring parents/guardians and children closer together. 

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Race Day: Saturday, June 17, 2017

7:30 AM    Racers assemble 

8:00 AM    Opening ceremonies

8:15 AM    Parade of drivers up the hill

8:20 AM    Oil Can Race

8:30 AM    Showcase of last year’s champions

8:45 AM    Aerial Race Photo

9:00 AM    Race begins (we may start a few minutes early 8:45am - 9:00am)

Awards ceremony (immediately following the last race)

Public is invited to come cheer on the racers!! Free admission to come watch. Bring your chairs and shade umbrellas. Bring cash and credit for our vendors and businesses along the race course.





Fredericksburg Parent & Family Cox Classic Soap Box Derby 2015 from VideoMann Productions on Vimeo.




A message from the All-American Soap Box Derby

The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program which has run nationally since 1934. World Championship finals are held each July at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio.

The idea of the Soap Box Derby grew out of a photographic assignment of Dayton, Ohio, newsman Myron Scott. He covered a race of boy-built cars in his home community and was so impressed with this event that he acquired a copyright for the idea and began development of a similar program on a national scale.

Local Partners

fredericksburg parent & family
So Wise Co.
Fredericksburg Saving
Beach Fries
Fredericksburg Orthodontics

National Partners

First Energy
City of Akron
Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems
UA College of Engineering
Pilot Flying J
Akron General
GPD Group
Dairy Queen
Summit County
Huntington Bank
Taylor Made Jewelry
AKA Media
Akron Summit CVB
Spaghetti Warehouse
Precision Garage Door
United Way of Summit County
Montrose Auto Group
Eaton Corporation