The greatest gravity racers in the world will come together at the world-famous Derby Downs Track in Akron, Ohio, July 14-20 for the 82nd 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! The race features children between the ages of 7-20 who compete in different divisions for scholarships and other prizes. Race week is filled with many activities. The week's festivities lead up to Race Day, when the anxious champions prime their race cars for a chance at the winner's circle. Race Day activities kick off with a spectacular opening ceremony.