2017 FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Champions
L-R: Rally Stock Champion Aidyn Driggers, Tarrytown, Ga.; Rally Super Stock Champion Celina Murty, Rochester, N.Y.; Rally Masters Champion Marlon Wells, Indianapolis, Ind.; National Super Kids Classic Champion Haylee Rodgers, Athens, Tenn.; Local Stock Champion Cayson Hayes, Southeast Georgia; Local Super Stock Champion Brianna Roth, Liberty, N.Y.; Local Masters Champion Malena Shipley, North Georgia.
YouTube Live Stream of the 80th FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.
The greatest gravity racers in the world will come together at the world famous Derby Downs Track in Akron, Ohio, July 16-22 for the 80th running of the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby. Champs from around the world will reach speeds in excess of 30 m.p.h. as they race down the 989' track in hopes of earning the title of World Champion!
Gilbert (Gil) Klecan, of San Diego, Calif., the 1946 world champion of the All-American Soap Box Derby, will serve as Grand Marshal of Saturday’s pre-race parade. Klecan, 85, is returning to Derby Downs for the first time since the 50th anniversary race in 1987.