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Indy SBD Board Members 2023 Season

Indy SBD Board Members 2023 Season Position
Bob Getts Director
Peggy Huffman Secretary/Treasure
Cleo Wells Vice Director
Jerry Pearson Rules & Inspection
Scott Hatfield Race Day Director
James Gray Current Member
Anthony Enoch Current Member
Katrina Getts Current Member
Curtis Adkins Current Member
LaTonya Brown Current Member
Tyson Vaughn Current Member
Don Sheets Current Member
Tyrone Chandler Current Member
Koby Kern Current Member
Joe Alred Current Member
Dave Fulton Current Members
Melvin Mays  New Member


* We are so proud of our 'Board Members' and their commitment towards enhancing the Soap Box Derby experience! 


* Learn more about our organization below:  


Mission Statement

The Soap Box Derby® is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to build knowledge and character, and to create meaningful experiences through collaboration and fair and honest competition.

Core Vaules and Drivers

• Youth Education and Leadership Development
• Family Engagement and Enrichment
• Honesty, Integrity and Perseverance
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Teamwork and Collaboration
• Mentoring
• Volunteerism
• Commitment to Community

The Derby is the official sanctioning body of Soap Box Derby racing and has exclusive licensing partnerships with more than 100 racing districts throughout world. These racing districts conduct sanctioned Soap Box Derby races throughout the year and qualify champs for the annual FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby® World Championship race at the world famous Derby Downs Track in Akron, Ohio. 

The Derby's Education Program is a fast-growing component of the organization and includes a STEM-Based Curriculum, the Gravity Racing Challenge® STEM Team Competition and a Mini Soap Box Derby program. 

The Derby also operates the world famous Derby Downs Track in Akron, Ohio where events are held throughout the racing season.

The Board of Directors oversees the operation of the Derby, and the day-to-day activities are handled by the Headquarters staff in Akron.