About the All-American...
year marks the 68th running of the Greatest Amateur Racing Event
in the World – The All-American Soap Box Derby (AASBD), presented
The Last Timers - Nicki Henry
Thanks to all who we chatted with and listened to the
Internet radio broadcast. We hope you enjoyed the race. But most
of all, thanks to the champs, the parents, the friends, the volunteers,
and our sponsors who make the All American Soap Box Derby the Greatest
Amateur Racing Event in the World!
Soap Box Derby Race Week Overview
25, 2005, we will welcome nearly 500 champions
and their families – the largest increase in numbers in derby
history -- to Akron, Ohio for a weeklong celebration. This year’s
crop of local winners, representing 43 states and three foreign countries
will compete at legendary Derby Downs
on July 30 for the title of AASBD World Champion.
As always, there
be plenty of activities and entertainment off the track with the
Summit Racing Equipment Car Show, that
will be held on Race Day, Saturday, July 30. The Show
will be located behind the grandstands at Derby Downs.
We hope you enjoy this race week website. Good luck to all of the
champions and their families.
ALL-AMERICAN RACE WEEK SCHEDULE (MAJOR EVENTS) - see the daily
links for the detailed schedule
July 25, 2005
Official Welcoming 9:00am to 3:00pm Canal Park, Main St.
Aeros Baseball Game 7:05 Canal Park, Main Street.
July 26, 2005
- Adjustments & Weigh-in’s
7:30 to 3:00pm Topside/Derby Downs
and Lane Drawing 6:30pm Auditorium/
Central Hower High School
Badge Trading/ Dance 6:30pm Gymnasium/
Central Hower High School
July 27, 2005
Runs & Alignment 7:30am to 3:00pm Topside/Derby Downs
Group Photo 4:30 PM Grandstands/Derby Downs
**Champs must be wearing their AASBD racing shirt in order to be in the photograph”
Show 6:30 – 8:00 PM Topside/Derby Downs
July 28, 2005
AND TOPSIDE CLOSED ALL DAY DUE TO CALIBRATIONS
Calibration All Day Derby Downs
July 29, 2005
CLOSED ALL DAY DUE TO CALIBRATED TRACK
of Fame Open 1:00-5:00 Heisman Lodge/Derby Downs
Day”, July 30, 2005
Opening Ceremonies 8:30 AM Track/Derby Downs
of Fame Open 9:00 am to 4:00pm Heisman Lodge/Derby Downs
Heat of the 68th All-American 9:00 AM Track/Derby Downs
Soap Box Derby
Circle 5:00 pm Finish Line/Derby Downs
Presentation 7:00pm EJ
Thomas Hall, Downtown Akron
July 31, 2005
on display 7:00am to 12:00noon Topside/Derby Downs
Parts, Souvenirs, and T-Shirts on Sale
up your Champion’s Car All Day Topside/Derby Downs
Please keep in mind that schedule changes may happen throughout
the week. We will do our best to keep you up-to-date
on any information
that will affect your plans. If you have questions, please
do not hesitate to call the office at 330-733-8723 - we
to help you.
Web Site Updated (Monday,
August 1st 8:45 AM EDT)