FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown





Children ages 7-20 are eligible to race in the Soap Box Derby. The winners of the Tuscarawas County Soap Box Derby race qualify for the 79th running of the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship race at Akron’s Derby Downs Track, July 10-16. For more information please contact Tim Hiller through the Tuscarawas County Soap Box Derby at 330-407-7580




Tim Hiller Tuscarawas County Soap Box Derby 330-407-7580


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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