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2017 Ultimate Speed Entries Now Being Accepted 08.25.2016 Registration for the 2017 Ultimate Speed Division is now open. The Ultimate Speed race will take place during the 80th running of the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby, July 16-22, 2017. Read More Derby Spotlight - David Reid 08.24.2016 The most memorable time during David Reid’s Soap Box Derby® career was the first time he went down the hill. “I will always remember the time when I first understood what line to run down the hill and I hit every mark” said Reid. Going in a straight line and hitting every mark is a hard thing to accomplish for the average racer. “After crossing the finish line on the last heat, I stopped and climbed out of my Super Stock car and listened for the announcer to voice the times we ran. I will never forget when I heard, “Winner lane 1 with a time of … Read More Region 6 Director Applications Now Being Accepted 08.05.2016 The Soap Box Derby is seeking a Director for Region 6 (Ohio & West Virginia). Applications are being accepted through September 9, 2016. Read More Soap Box Derby Hosting First Inclusion Day 08.05.2016 The GPD Group Employees’ Foundation presents Inclusion Day at the Soap Box Derby on Sunday, August 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Inclusion Day is a day where individuals with all different abilities and their siblings will have the opportunity to take a ride down Derby Downs track in a ride-along Soap Box Derby car. Read More 2017 Openings On The Racing Commission and A-Team 08.03.2016 The FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby Racing Commission is looking for new members for the 2017 racing season.

Applications for the Racing Commission and A-Team are being accepted from the public until October 1, 2016. Elections will be held electronically in October.
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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