Pre-Race Week and Race Week Schedule 2024

the 2024 World Championships are Almost here!

All events take place at Derby Downs unless otherwise noted.

Times, dates and events are subject to change. 

World Champs in Parade

Car Delivery 

The dates and times listed below are when cars must be dropped off for inspections:

BY CRATE:
July 1, 2, 3, 5 from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.
  – All cars being shipped need to be delivered to 1000 George Washington Blvd., Akron, Ohio, 44312

IN PERSON:
July 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 11 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
July 12 from 9 a.m. to noon  
 – All cars being dropped off in person should be delivered to 789 Derby Downs Road, Akron, Ohio 44312

Please note that all cars must arrive at Derby Downs with only four (4) screws attaching the body to the floorboard.

The remaining body mounting screws are to be placed in a baggie and taped to the car’s floorboard.

Inspections

– Inspections begin July 9
– For Friday’s inspections, all cars must be at Derby Downs by 10:30 a.m.

Race Week Schedule 2024

Sun., July 14
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Derby Downs Topside
  • Check in
  • Shell re-attachment
  • Kingpin Drop
  • Triangulation
  • Photo Shoot
  • Trial Run
Mon., July 15
  • 12 p.m. (noon) parade in downtown Akron begins
  • 1 p.m. Opening Ceremonies at Cascade Plaza 
  • 6-9 p.m. CHAMPS EVENT

     – “Rock the Rec” at The University of Akron 
     – Badge Trading

     

Tues., July 16
Rally Challenge Day
  • 7:30 a.m. Rally Masters
  • 9:30 a.m. Rally Super Stock
  • 12:30 a.m. Rally Stock
Wed., July 17
Local Challenge Day
  • 7:30 a.m. Local Masters
  • 9:30 a.m. Local Super Stock
  • 12:30 p.m. Local Stock
Thurs., july 18
  • 8 a.m. All-Star Alignment – All Division
  • 9:30 a.m. All-Star races
  • 1 p.m. Legacy Race
  • 4-7 p.m. Open House
Fri., July 19
  • 8 a.m. Local and Rally Masters
  • 9:30 a.m. Local and Rally Super Stock
  • 11:15 a.m. Rally Stock
  • 12 p.m. (noon) Local Stock
  • Evening events – Champs’ choice (check your CHAMP bag for options)
Sat., July 20
FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby
World Championship Races

 

  • 6:30 a.m. Gates Open
  • 7 a.m. Local Champs and car handlers check in at Starting Line Pavilion
  • 7:20 a.m. Rally Champs and car handlers check in at starting line pavilion
  • 8 a.m. Parade down track to finish line for the National Anthem
  • 8:30 a.m. First Heat of the 86th FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby
  • 7 p.m. Awards Ceremony at the Akron Civic Theatre in downtown Akron
Sun., july 21
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (noon)
  • Car pick up (ID required)
  • Car crating
  • Parts store open – save on shipping costs!
  • Vendors will be available for last-minute purchases