Akron Area Soap Box Derby

Akron Area Soap Box Derby The Akron Area Soap Box Derby wants to reach as many derby racers and their families as possible. Find out what is happening in the Akron area and share your own experiences! We welcome ideas to keep derby racing alive in Akron, OH!
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01/01/2020
Wishing all derby families near and far, a very Merry Christmas!!
12/24/2019

Wishing all derby families near and far, a very Merry Christmas!!

Heat sheets from this weekend's Toys for Tots Rally.
12/01/2019

Heat sheets from this weekend's Toys for Tots Rally.

Happy Thanksgiving to our Derby Families!
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving to our Derby Families!

11/19/2019

We'd like to get an idea of numbers for this event. Please comment whether you will be attending, which days you'll be racing and what field. Thank you! And please share share share!!!!

Heat Sheets from Akron's Rally 9/28-9/29
10/13/2019

Heat Sheets from Akron's Rally 9/28-9/29

10/02/2019

Good Evening Akron families, if anyone is interested in joining the Akron Soapbox board of directors: Tomorrow our new season starts. The meeting will be at 7pm at the Goodwill on Waterloo Rd. Come shape your local! Any families will receive half off at our rallies and our local. Hope to see some new faces shaping Akron

Please keep a lookout and help us find our derby friend.
08/19/2019

Please keep a lookout and help us find our derby friend.

August 24th Applebee's will be giving back 15% of your check to the Akron Area Soap Box Derby. Come on out and make it a...
08/12/2019

August 24th Applebee's will be giving back 15% of your check to the Akron Area Soap Box Derby. Come on out and make it a lunch or dinner with your family and help support your local derby. Share with family and friends!

08/07/2019
Kanawha Valley Soap Box Derby Association

Kanawha Valley Soap Box Derby Association

Congrats to the 2019 Buck&Eer Champs:
Stock - Noah Thomas
Super Stock - Laura Smutny
Masters - Jenna Wolfe
Team - Akron Area

If you didn't get a chance to order your Memorial Day T-shirt or would like to purchase more, well you are in luck! The ...
08/02/2019

If you didn't get a chance to order your Memorial Day T-shirt or would like to purchase more, well you are in luck! The link has been reopened for another couple weeks. The link will be good through the end of the day Friday August 16th. Production on the shirts will begin when the link is closed and all orders are in. There is also a shipping option to have your shirts shipped directly to you! Share, share, share! https://ritchiessports.com/shop/2019soapboxderbyt2/

Saturday, July 20, 2019 Schedule7 - 8 a.m. - Champ and Car Handler Check-In8:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies 9 a.m. - First...
07/20/2019
Soap Box Derby

Saturday, July 20, 2019 Schedule

7 - 8 a.m. - Champ and Car Handler Check-In
8:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies
9 a.m. - First Heat of the 82nd FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby
1 p.m. - VIP Heats, presented by Accenture
Final Heats Immediately following VIP Heats
7 p.m. - Awards Ceremony, Akron Civic Theatre

Today is the BIG race - the 82nd running of the All American!! You can watch the race on the youtube channel of the International Soap Box Derby https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbEMdtIbyzT-7520OpwUbZw

Following today's race will be the Awards Ceremony this evening. Only the top 9 in each division will make it on stage.

We are the official source for all things Soap Box Derby®. Gravity powered and STEM driven, Soap Box Derby racing is not just for kids, but also for the youn...

07/20/2019

Now is your chance! Meet 2016 Cleveland Indians pitcher Perci Garner from 11am - noon and 3 time Super Bowl champ Je'Rod Cherry from noon - 2pm tomorrow, Saturday, July 20 during the 82nd FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship race!

#82SBDerby #Momentum

07/20/2019

Good luck to all our racers tomorrow in the All-American tomorrow!

Our local champs

Matthew Conway Stock
Sarah Kolesar Super
Mikey Conway Masters

Our Region 6 Rally Champs

Stock
Colt Nelman
Jonah Wooten
Caroline Kajimura
Alyssa Case

Super
Amy Getz

Masters
Stephanie Getz
Zoe Kubick
Stephanie Hicks
Maria Fahey

Super Kids
Amy Lee
Sam Cochran
Emily Lee

T.G.I.F. Race Fans!!!! Today is National Super Kids on the hill. Good luck to all these super special Champs! Topside wi...
07/19/2019

T.G.I.F. Race Fans!!!! Today is National Super Kids on the hill. Good luck to all these super special Champs! Topside will be busy with wheel selection for Saturday's race. ×××HEAT WARNING ××× PLEASE BE DILIGENT ON HYDRATION TODAY AND TOMORROW!!!! DRINK WATER EVEN IF YOU DON'T FEEL THIRSTY!!! Keep an eye out for each other, make sure everyone is drinking and stay in the shade whenever possible.

Today's activities at derby downs
07/18/2019

Today's activities at derby downs

07/18/2019

Good morning race families!!!! Today is the always loved and popular Topside Show!!! Both the blue and white barns will be open from 3-7pm for visitors to view all the CHAMPIONS cars. It's also a great time to view and talk about the Hall of Fame Cars. Take a step back in Derby history. There will be open hill and group photos as well as the Build and Battle Competition too. It's always a nice evening of family friendly activities. We hope you can relax a bit and enjoy time with Derby family from around the world. You can check the All American Championship race website for more details on the days events.

Akron Area SoapBox Derby Champions.
07/18/2019

Akron Area SoapBox Derby Champions.

07/18/2019

T-shirts for the memorial hail t-shirts will be available for pick tomorrow around 12.30pm at the orange canopy by the Canadian flag at derby downs. Make sure to thank Bo Donovan again for the amazing design and for finally putting in his order.

07/17/2019

Good luck to all our Akron Rally Champs in the three lane challenge today!

07/16/2019

Good luck to Akron's Local Champs today in the three lane challenge.

Mikey Conway
Matthew Conway
Sara Kolesar

07/16/2019
International Soap Box Derby

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 schedule

7:30 a.m. - AAA Local Challenge - Local Masters
9 a.m. - AAA Local Challenge - Local Super Stock
10:30 a.m. AAA Local Challenge - Local Stock
1 p.m. - Legacy Division *NEW in 2019*

The Local Champs race today! You can watch the races today on facebook live on the International Soap Box Derby page. https://www.facebook.com/soapboxderby.org/

Mission
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.

07/14/2019

Sunday, July 14, 2019 Schedule

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Shell Re-attachment/Trial Runs/Photos, etc. for all cars *SUNDAY ONLY*
6 p.m. - Race Week Overview and Orientation meeting at the Whitey Wahl Starting Line Pavilion

The racers are being reunited with their cars this morning! They will have to reattach the shells to their cars, go through some more inspection checkpoints, take their official photos and do a trial run. We'll post pics of the champs (and their pit crews) in action later today once all the work is done!

07/10/2019

Heat sheets are available on AA website. Also inspection results are posted

07/10/2019

Heat sheets are available on AA website. Also inspection results are posted

ATTENTION! In order for the shirts to be completed and ready for pickup during All American week, we need the shirt orde...
07/08/2019

ATTENTION! In order for the shirts to be completed and ready for pickup during All American week, we need the shirt orders in by the end of the day tomorrow Tuesday July 9th (instead of July 14th). Please spread the word and share, share, share. Sorry for any inconvenience and last minute notice.

07/04/2019

Akron Area SoapBox Derby float in Fairlawn!

Akron Area SoapBox Derby float in North Canton
07/04/2019

Akron Area SoapBox Derby float in North Canton

Wishing everyone a fun and safe 4th of July!
07/04/2019

Wishing everyone a fun and safe 4th of July!

Akron will also be in Fairlawn also doing their parade also. Everyone is welcome to come and participate!
07/02/2019

Akron will also be in Fairlawn also doing their parade also. Everyone is welcome to come and participate!

Akron Area SoapBox Derby will be participating in the North Canton parade. Everyone is invited to come. Here is the info...
07/02/2019

Akron Area SoapBox Derby will be participating in the North Canton parade. Everyone is invited to come. Here is the info down below

Congratulations Ed Harmon on being inducted into the 2019 Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame!!!
06/28/2019

Congratulations Ed Harmon on being inducted into the 2019 Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame!!!

Are you ready to order your Memorial Day Race "Survivor" shirt? Well wait no further. Follow this link to order yours to...
06/26/2019

Are you ready to order your Memorial Day Race "Survivor" shirt? Well wait no further. Follow this link to order yours today! https://ritchiessports.com/product/t-shirt-2/
Both Youth and Adult sizes available. Four shirt colors to choose from. Orders will be taken until end of the day Sunday July 14th, so don't wait long!! Wear it with pride at your next Rally Race!
Big thank you to Bo Donovan from Schlaak Printing for the design work!

06/25/2019

New updates to the Soap Box Derby Rule Book, including the Rally Points System are now in affect. | ..just one of many changes (1,000 points possible?) - C-12.06 The number of Participation Points awarded for a Rally Race will be Dependent on the size of the field for that race. The calculation will be: The number of Participants divided by two (2), rounded down. For example: in a 13-car race, 6 Participation Points would be awarded to all Participants (13/2=6.5, rounded down to 6).https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1660676087409157&id=100004003440713

Akron Area Local Awards Banquet. Thanks to everyone's attendance! It's been a great year!
06/22/2019

Akron Area Local Awards Banquet. Thanks to everyone's attendance! It's been a great year!

Four young volunteers of the Soap Box Derby program have been selected to receive the President’s Youth Volunteer Servic...
06/18/2019

Four young volunteers of the Soap Box Derby program have been selected to receive the President’s Youth Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes volunteers under the age of 21 who have made a positive impact on the Soap Box Derby through their leadership on the local, regional or national level.

The 2019 recipients are Sarah Kolesar of Green, Ohio; Xander Nihart of Utica, Ohio; Allison Pankoff of Parker, Colo., and Abigail Waldron Lloyd of Roanoke, Va.

Visit bit.ly/2XkPj0Q to read more about the President's Youth Volunteer Service Award winners.

Once again congratulations to Akron's Sarah Kolesar!

Happy Father's Day to all derby dads from the Akron Area Soap Box Derby!
06/16/2019

Happy Father's Day to all derby dads from the Akron Area Soap Box Derby!

Photos from the 2019 Akron Local
06/11/2019

Photos from the 2019 Akron Local

Final Heat sheets for 2019 Local Race. Great job to everyone who raced!
06/09/2019

Final Heat sheets for 2019 Local Race. Great job to everyone who raced!

Good luck to all our racers today!!!!
06/08/2019

Good luck to all our racers today!!!!

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AKRON SOAP BOX RACERS FROM LAST WEEK PLEASE READ. A race family contacted me and told me their children contracted lice. The hatch time puts the time of infestation in Oh. Please check all your peoples heads carefully! This is shareable.
Looking for help! I purchased three Memorial Day Rally t-shirts but couldn't find them during Race Week. I've sent a couple messages but no response. Can Akron Area Soap Box Derby help me get them? Thanks!
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AASBD MEMORIAL 🇺🇸 RALLY MAY 2019 HAIL OF A GOOD TIME!!! 🏁😬😂
Taking a straw poll here. How many people would buy a t-shirt or 2 to support the Akron Area Soap Box Derby? I'd like to figure out a cheap way to produce these and give Akron Area the money to fix their equipment.
What time are test runs on Tuesday?
Could you post when there are test runs? I would have been testing yesterday if I had known the track was open.
1981 Senior Division Championship heat
Come visit the SoapBox Derby at the celebration of education!
What time does todays rally start? Is the venue such that I can bring a pet?
Check out the Soap Box Derby's Back to Racing Sale http://bit.ly/DBgaEC.