Many California racers have made podium finishes at the World Championships… The 2017 Champions are in the making! The points chase is on!
Past CFSBDA CHAMPIONS:
Cody Ojeda, 8th Place World Championships, Local Super Stock, 2017 Akron, Ohio
Riley Gresko, 4th Place World Championships, Rally Stock, 2017 Akron, Ohio
Ronan Johnson, 2nd Place World Championships, Local Masters, 2017 Akron, Ohio
Cody Ojeda, 1st Place Eaton Challenge, Super Stock, 2017, Akron, Ohio
Ian Leyen, 1st Place Subway Challenge Rally, Stock, 2016, Akron, Ohio
Cody Ojeda, 2nd Place DQ Rally Challenge, Super Stock, 2016, Akron, Ohio
Veronica Stagnaro, 5th Place World Championships, Super Stock, 2016, Akron, Ohio
Picture Of Wyatt Pending Receipt
Wyatt Havin, 7th Place, Masters Local 2015, Akron, Ohio
McKayla Gardiner, 4th Place, Rally Stock 2013, Akron, Ohio
200 POINT EARNERS
2017 – Melanie Arellano, 204 points Super Stock
2017 – Preston Knapp, 201 points Super Stock
2016 – Veronica Stagnaro, 203 points Super Stock
2016 – Cody Ojeda, 200 points Super Stock
CFSBDA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Mr. Paul Gale
Paul Gale has helped so many kids and families with Soap Box Derby that he doesn’t even know how many there are any more. Paul continues to help the Soap Box Derby with his knowledge, enthusiasm, and passion for seeing kids learn and grow. Thank you Paul for your many contributions!
ALL AMERICAN SOAP BOX DERBY HALL OF FAME
BILL SPEEG, OCEANSIDE, CALIF. (POSTHUMOUSLY)
Bill Speeg will be inducted into the All American Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame as part of the 79th FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby race day awards program at Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at 7 p.m.
Bill Speeg was 46, when he died in 2014. His involvement with the Soap Box Derby began in 1999, when his daughter Ashley began to race. Speeg quickly became involved in local Oceanside and the statewide Soap Box Derby activities, serving as a board member and in other official capacities. The Speeg family traveled to races throughout the country where he offered technical support, financial assistance and mentoring to many young racers. He had served as a Regional Director for nearly 10 years at the time of his death. He was vice president of his family’s metal fabricating business.
Along with Bill, John Esque and Charles E. (Chuck) Jones, Jr., both of Akron, Ohio will be inducted into the All American Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame as the 2016 inductees. The 2016 Class will bring the number of inductees to 68 since the Hall of Fame was established in 1997.