CFSBDA Hall of Fame

Many California racers have made podium finishes at the World Championships…  The 2018 Champions are in the making!  The points chase is on!


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 Rally 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 

MckaylaGardiner,4thRallyStock,Akron 2013

McKayla Gardiner, 4th Place, Rally Stock 2013, Akron, Ohio

betsySmith,6thNDR Masters round, Aug3-13bowling greenBetsy Smith, 6th Place, NDR Masters, August 2013, Bowling Green, KY

betsySmith8thNDRflatBottom MastersAug3-13Bowling GreenBetsy Smith, 8th Place, NDR Flat Bottom Masters, Aug 2013, Bowling Green, KY

AlisonParman11thNDRAug3-13BowlingGreenKYAlison Parman, 11th Place, NDR Masters, August 2013, Bowling Green, KY

AlexKhachigian,1stLocalStockAkron2012Alex Khachigian, 1st Place, All American Local Stock, 2012, Akron, OH

GusKrider,3rd Place Rally Masters, Akron 2012Gus Krider, 3rd Place, All American Rally Masters, 2012, Akron, OH

AlexLegaspi4thLocal Stock Akron 2012Alex Legaspi, 4th Place, All American Local Stock, 2012, Akron, OH

BetsySmith,1st NDR Masters 2012Betsy Smith, 1st Place, NDR Masters, August 2012

BetsySmith1st,Top 16 Shootout, Masters 4th Finals2012Betsy Smith, 1st Place, Top 16 Shootout, Masters 4th Finals, 2012

GrantNorwil,5thLocalMastersAkron2011Grant Norwil, 5th Place, All American Local Masters, 2011, Akron, OH

Crash n' Vern Harris,2nd RallySS,Akron 2011Crash n’ Vern Harris (Veronica), 2nd Place Rally Super Stock, 2011, Akron, OH

DeclanBardin6thRallyStockAkron2011Declan Bardin, 6th Place, Rally Stock, 2011, Akron, OH

MaddieQuinn2ndRallyMastersAkron2010Maddie Quinn, 2nd Place, Rally Masters, 2010, Akron, OH

BetsySmith1stNDRMastersAkron2010Betsy Smith, 1st Place, NDR Masters, 2010, Akron, OH


2017 – Melanie Arellano, 204 points Super Stock

2017 – Preston Knapp, 201 points Super Stock

 Preston and Melanie

2016 – Veronica Stagnaro, 203 points Super Stock

2016 – Cody Ojeda, 200 points Super Stock


Mr. Paul Gale

Mr GalePaul 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!



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.

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