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Tickets Now on Sale for the 81st FirstEnergy Soap Box Derby World Championship Race


Ticket sales have begun for the 81ST FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship Race at Derby Downs on Saturday, July 21.FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby logo

More than 400 boys and girls from throughout the United States and several foreign countries will be competing for the world championship in their gravity-powered race cars for college scholarships and trophies.

Advance tickets are now available for $5 online at, at Soap Box Derby headquarters at Derby Downs and at Akron AAA locations. 

Legacy Motors of Akron, 1277 Home Ave., Akron, has a limited number of tickets available for FREE. Stop by their showroom to pick up tickets.

“We are developing a five-year plan to enhance the race week experience for the participating champions and their families, as well as for the community. H5G is the new sponsor of official jerseys for the champions, which will be cool for the participants,” said Mark Gerberich, President and CEO of the International Soap Box Derby.

We have exciting new activities planned for race day, including a trackside concert at noon by guitarist Michael Weber of Silver Lake, winner of the MTV Amazingness talent competition,” added Gerberich. 

There also will be games, contests, and food vendors, and race attendees will have a chance to win prizes such as a three-night hotel stay in Orlando and Cedar Point tickets.

“We look forward to hosting our visiting Soap Box Derby families here is Akron, as well as local race fans,” Gerberich said.   “We are very grateful for our continuing partnership with FirstEnergy for its support of our activities.”