FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

About Us

2017 marks the 10th year of the North Georgia Soap Box Derby (Formally Dunwoody-NE Georgia Soap Box Derby) -- and our 9th year as a fully AASBD sanctioned head-to-head competition.

Since 2008, when we began this racing tradition as a fun, non-sanctioned test of car and driver, the number of cars and drivers has grown each year -- and this year we are expecting our largest groups of drivers ever

In addition to racing Stock, Super Stock and Masters Division cars, we have a Super Kids Race for children with disabilities, with winners in each category going on to race in Akron, OH to compete in the 80th All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship in Akron, Ohio on July 22, 2017


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.