The FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships | 7.23.2022

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The greatest gravity racers in the world will come together at the world-famous Derby Downs Track in Akron, Ohio, July 17-23 for the 84th 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!


Champ Car Message 
Send a Champ a encouraging note for Saturday's race! Champ car notes can be submitted online! Click here to fill out a Champ car message these message will be placed in the Champs cars for them to read on Saturday morning before the race. All messages are due by Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m.


Purchased in Advance - $5 each
Purchased at Gate - $8 each

Champs, Car Handlers and Volunteers do not need tickets to enter but must have their badge.

Purchase Tickets Here


Check out our partner hotels and the hotel benefits that come along with staying with them during Race Week.

Hotel Partners & Benefits

Race Week Orientation & Overview - Virtual 
July 6, 2022
4:30 pm EST 

Zoom Information


Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: Derby

Or One tap mobile :
US: +16469313860,,81483661414#,,,,*234881# 

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 931 3860
Webinar ID: 814 8366 1414
Passcode: 234881

Virtual State of the Derby and Directors Meeting 
June 29, 2022 
6:30 pm EST 

Race Week Volunteers Needed!

July 17-23, 2022 

Back Again! For each shift worked during Race Week as a car handler, be entered for a chance to win a Soap Box Derby car kit of your choice!

Learn More & Register Here 

World Champions 

Are you a past World Champion attending Race Week? RSVP to particpate in the parades, recieve free ticket to Race Day, World Champion badge and more! 

RSVP Here 

Hall of Fame Member

Are you a Hall of Fame member attending Race Week? RSVP to particpate in the parades, recieve free ticket to Race Day, Hall of Fame badge and more!