AKRON — The 80th Running of the Akron Area Local Soap Box Derby will held this weekend at Derby Downs on Saturday, June 10, at 9 a.m. and should crown the champions by 3 p.m.
This year there will be four champions representing Akron in the First Energy All-American Soap Box Derby on July 22.
This race is open to all youngsters 7-18 in Summit, Stark and Medina counties. There will be a champion in the Stock Division, Metro Super Stock Division, Suburban Super Stock Division and Masters Division.
It is free to the Public to come out and watch the Action. The Derby Director is Hall-of-Famer Bruce Hunsicker and President is Jeff Iula (also a Hall-of-Famer).