FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown


Derby Spotlight - Marty Sullivan 01.26.2018 Read More Soap Box Derby Partners with United Way of Summit County and Fallsway Equipment Company for the 2018 United Way Corporate Derby Challenge presented by Fallsways Equipment Company 12.11.2017 The United Way of Summit County and Fallsway Equipment Company will partner with the Soap Box Derby for the 2018 Corporate Derby Challenge (CDC).

This is the Soap Box Derby’s top fundraiser to support the Derby’s mission to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration and fair and honest competition.
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International Soap Box Derby Board of Directors Elects New Officers and Adds New Members for 2017-2018 11.29.2017 Read More Soap Box Derby receives $15,000 grant for General Operating Support from the Helen S. Robertson Fund of Akron Community Foundation 11.20.2017 The International Soap Box Derby has received a $15,000 grant from the Helen S. Robertson Fund of Akron Community Foundation for general operating support. Read More Soap Box Derby is partnering with Northeast Ohio STEM Ecosystem and Cuyahoga Community College to pilot a program to engage students in designing, building and racing autonomous Soap Box Derby cars 10.20.2017 Read More Soap Box Derby and Sphere Leadership Form Partnership for Soap Box Derby Programs in Australia 10.17.2017 The International Soap Box Derby (ISBD) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Sphere Leadership of Australia to bring Soap Box Derby programs to Australia. Sphere Leadership will be collaborating with the Soap Box Derby to further its international reach with its All-American racing program and STEM-based education program. Read More Burton D. Morgan Foundation Awards Grant to International Soap Box Derby in Celebration of 50 Years 10.12.2017 Burton D. Morgan Foundation has awarded a grant of $50,000 to International Soap Box Derby, the third of four special $50,000 grants to the community that Morgan Foundation is announcing throughout the year in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Read More Pioneering IndyCar Crew Member Hardy Allen Influenced By Soap Box Derby 08.28.2017 Pioneering IndyCar crew member Hardy Allen has died of pancreatic cancer. A native of Los Angeles, Allen worked for two of the sport's icons as a mechanic, fueler and parts man in the 1960s and early 1970s for Dan Gurney's All American Racers before moving over to A.J. Foyt Enterprises.

A love for making and racing soap box derby cars sent Allen on a path that would eventually lead him to motor racing and two of its great innovators.
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Derby Spotlight - Bob Ballard 08.24.2017 Bob Ballard was born to be an engineer. The moment he set foot on the Derby track his fate was aligned. Even at a young age, Bob found that building, designing, testing and engineering Soap Box Derby cars intrigued him. His racing lead him to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute to obtain a degree in mechanical engineering; a second degree in electrical engineering would soon follow. Read More New Rule and Car Plan Changes For 2017-2018 AASBD Racing Season 08.24.2017 The International Soap Box Derby announced rule changes and car plan changes that will go into effect immediately for the 2017-2018 All-American Soap Box Derby racing season. Read More