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Portage County Soap Box Derby

LOOKING FOR NEW RACERS!!!! GIVE US A CALL!

Welcome to the Portage County Soap Box Derby website! If you are looking for a fun and educational family activity then you have come to the right place. Please explore our site and contact us for any additional information or to see if your child to would like try out racing.  

Hope you can join us for our rally race on September 1st and 2nd. 

You can contact one of our Board Members or send us an email at PortageCounty@SoapBoxDerby.org

2017-2018 Board Members

President - David Adkins - 330-297-5056

Vice President - Jay Moore - 330-697-4569

Race Director - John Denison - 330-431-8125

Assistant Race Director - Dean Olson - 330-351-3035

Secretary - Robin Johnson - 330-730-0594

Treasurer - Tammy Adkins - 330-389-5445

Vickie Beck

Tom Johnson

John Najeway

Tyler Fleming

Marty Fleming

Bob MacLearie

Gary Menteer

Greg Davis

Travis Adkins

LOOKING FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS - ELECTIONS TO BE HELD 9-18-18 - COME JOIN US!

Board Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at the Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna, but do change periondically depending on library schedule and officer availability.  The next 4 meeting are scheduled,  if you can come join us, we would love to have you!

September 18th, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. at Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna, Jenkins Room

October 9th, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. at Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna, Jenkins Room

November 13th, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. at Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna, Carlin Room

December 11th, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. at Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna, Carlin Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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