The FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby
World Championships

Race Week Schedule


For all the details and information, download our official Race Week Handbook here! 

All events take place at Derby Downs unless noted

Sunday, July 14

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

Monday, July 15

11:30 a.m. - Staging for the Parade of Champions, Canal Park
12 p.m. - Parade of Champions on Main Street from Canal Park to Lock 3
12:30 – 3:30 p.m. - Opening Ceremony, Lock 3
6 - 9 p.m. - Champions only Rock the Rec and Badge Trading at The University of Akron Health & Wellness Center

Tuesday, July 16

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*

Wednesday, July 17

7:30 a.m. - Rally Challenge - Rally Masters
9 a.m. - Rally Challenge - Rally Super Stock
10 a.m. - Rally Challenge - Rally Stock 
2 p.m. - All-Star Race *NEW in 2019*

Thursday, July 18

12 - 1:30 p.m. - Parents Race
2 p.m. - Group Photo 
3 - 5 p.m. - Open Hill, Whitey Wahl Pavilion Starting Line
3 - 7 p.m. - Topside Show Open House
5 - 8 p.m. - Build and Battle Competition

Friday, July 19

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. - National Super Kids Classic

Alignment - Wheel Selection - Weigh-In *ALL CHAMPS at Topside

8 a.m. - Masters (Local and Rally)
9:30 a.m. - Super Stock (Local and Rally)
11:15 a.m. - Stock (Rally)
12 p.m. - Stock (Local)

3 - 4 p.m. - Local and Rally Directors meeting - location TBD
4:15 - 5:30 p.m. - State of the Derby Update - location TBD

7:05 p.m. - Akron RubberDucks Game at Canal Park 

Saturday, July 20

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

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7 p.m. - Awards Ceremony, Akron Civic Theatre