Akron Area Soap Box Derby

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07/16/2019

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

Mikey Conway
Matthew Conway
Sara Kolesar

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 schedule7:30 a.m. - AAA Local Challenge - Local Masters9 a.m. - AAA Local Challenge - Local Super...
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 Serv...
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!!!!

06/07/2019

All Ready For Saturday

Heats Sheets for the 2019 Akron Local
06/07/2019

Heats Sheets for the 2019 Akron Local

Pictures from Akron Area SoapBox Derby local inspection night
06/06/2019

Pictures from Akron Area SoapBox Derby local inspection night

05/31/2019

The Akron Local Race is coming up soon and here is next week schedule for inspections. Reminder only arrive with 4 screws in the shells as the shell will be removed in ALL divisions and ALL racers.

June 4th - June 6th 2019

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Inspection night at Topside All-American blue barn. 5:30 til 7:30pm.

Tuesday. June 4th Stock

Wednesday June 5th Super Stock

Thursday June 6th Masters


All cars must be in line by 7:30pm on inspection days and will end prombtly at 9:00pm. If you are not finished you will have to return the next evening. All cars will be inspected and will be impound til race day.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL RACERS!

05/28/2019

The Akron Area Soap Box Derby Board of Directors would like to Thank everyone that came out this weekend to race. Thank you for your patience with rain, hail storms, and the timers going down. We hope, everyone had fun and enjoyed their weekend. Everyone survived the Memorial Day weekend 2019. This weekend was one for the ages. #wesurvivedthehailstorm

Dinner after the Saturday rally. The Akron Area Soap Box Derby is having another fundraising event on May 25th from 8pm ...
05/22/2019

Dinner after the Saturday rally. The Akron Area Soap Box Derby is having another fundraising event on May 25th from 8pm til 12am. Come join us for food and fun after the race. Also help support the Akron Area Soap Box Derby, 15% percent goes back to the Akron Local. Hope to see everyone there!

2018 Ohio local Champs and Rally champs at Columbus State house.
05/18/2019

2018 Ohio local Champs and Rally champs at Columbus State house.

The Akron Area Soap Box Derby would like to wish all the moms out there a Happy Mother's Day!
05/12/2019

The Akron Area Soap Box Derby would like to wish all the moms out there a Happy Mother's Day!

05/12/2019

If anyone was curious what it was like to be a part of the best golf team that was out on that course today, please enjoy. You're welcome. (More pics and videos in comments)

Thank you to everyone that attended Akron-area's inaugural golf outing! Thank you Bruce Hunsicker Jr for putting togethe...
05/11/2019

Thank you to everyone that attended Akron-area's inaugural golf outing! Thank you Bruce Hunsicker Jr for putting together such a great fundraising event! Here are some pictures of today's outing.

TBT......1992 Akron Champs!
05/02/2019

TBT......1992 Akron Champs!

The Akron Area Soap Box Derby would like to send out our condolences to the Esque Family as John Esque has passed. We ar...
04/29/2019

The Akron Area Soap Box Derby would like to send out our condolences to the Esque Family as John Esque has passed. We are deeply saded to here this and give our prayers to the Esque family.
Here is a word from Jill Esque...
Hello everyone!! As many of you already know my grandfather John Esque passed away Saturday evening. We have received so many calls,texts and Facebook messages and we apologize to all of those we have not called back or messaged back. The derby has been or second family for so many years and it's only right that we are the ones to share this news with all of you. Thank You again for the support and we will post arrangements later this evening.

TBT..2014 Akron Champions. Masters Sarah Whitaker. Akron Suburban Super Stock Stephanie Getz. Stock Amy Getz. Akron Metr...
04/25/2019

TBT..2014 Akron Champions. Masters Sarah Whitaker. Akron Suburban Super Stock Stephanie Getz. Stock Amy Getz.
Akron Metro Super Stock Caliey Bozic. Stock Kendra Van Devere.
Congratulations.

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04/22/2019

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American Idol fans... one of our own, Madison Vandenburg was voted into the top eight, and if you’ve heard her sing, you’ll know she’s got a real shot to win it all! Show your support for this former derby racer from Albany NY and keep voting for her!

The Akron Area SBD would like to wish all the race families out there a HAPPY EASTER!
04/21/2019

The Akron Area SBD would like to wish all the race families out there a HAPPY EASTER!

04/14/2019

Sunday's race is Cancelled.

04/13/2019

For tomorrow's Rally on Sunday Registration will be from 8am to 9am. We will then make are decision on the race.

Super Stock Single
04/13/2019

Super Stock Single

Stock Single
04/13/2019

Stock Single

Masters Single
04/13/2019

Masters Single

Super Stock Double
04/13/2019

Super Stock Double

Stock Double
04/13/2019

Stock Double

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