Race Programs Local Race Program The Local Race Program is a race held annually by this Soap Box Derby licensed Local Race Organization. A participant is required to enter and compete in the Local Race closest to his or her residence. The winner of a Local Race is called a "Local Champion" and is eligible to compete in the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship in Akron, Ohio against other Local Champions. Rally Race Program The Rally Race Program allows participants to earn points by racing in various Rally Races throughout the United States and Canada. A participant in this program races year-round to win a “Rally Regional Title.” The Rally Racing Season begins the day after the United States Memorial Day and ends on the following United States Memorial Day. Racers can compete in as many Rally Races as they wish during the course of one season. The top point earners in each region are invited to compete in the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship in Akron, Ohio against other Rally Champions.