FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown




   Welcome to the Akron Area Soapbox Derby Website                                          Est. 1934                                                          



                                                                    Video by Keith Nelman


                                      2018 Akron Area Local Champions


If you plan on racing this weekend for the Memorial Day Rally, Please check on the website on how we are handling set up and how we plan on running the rally this weekend. Thank You



A message from the All-American Soap Box Derby

The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program which has run nationally since 1934. World Championship finals are held each July at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio.

The idea of the Soap Box Derby grew out of a photographic assignment of Dayton, Ohio, newsman Myron Scott. He covered a race of boy-built cars in his home community and was so impressed with this event that he acquired a copyright for the idea and began development of a similar program on a national scale.

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