FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

13th Hopkinsville Soap Box Derby

JUNE 15 & 16, 2018  ON BETHEL STREET 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

APRIL 21, 2018    CAR ASSIGNMENT DAY  - PRECC Warehouse #3 (entrance on 21st St)                                              Register and pick your winning car. MUST BE 7 YRS OLD BY JUNE 16, 2018 TO BE ELIGIBLE.  Will need to provide copy of birth certificate.  CARS ARE AVAILABLE FOR LOAN. $50 REGISTRATION FEE. If unable to attend contact Amy Rains 270-498-3431 or Jincy Hayes 270-498-0324 to arrange a time to select a car for your Champ.

**BUILD CLINICS AND IMPOUND - 2729 FT CAMPBELL BLVD (former Zig Zag Bouncers)**

MAY 12, 2018  BUILD CLINIC/DRIVERS PHOTO DAY - (3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) - ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS. Tool rental, parts store available. Great space to work with your Champ on preparing their car to be race ready. 

MAY 26, 2018     BUILD CLINIC/REGISTRATION DEADLINE - (3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) FINAL DAY TO REGISTER! Time to complete working on car.  Make weight adjustments.

JUNE 9, 2018    IMPOUND DAY (3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) Weigh In and Inspection. No more changes will be permitted after official impound of car. 

JUNE 10, 2018  IMPOUND DAY (1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Weigh in and inspection. No more changes will be permitted after official impound of car.

JUNE 14, 2018  RACER BANQUET (6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) Senior Citizens Center, 1402 West 7th St.  Driver recognition and dinner.

JUNE 15, 2018   HOT LAPS (3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)  Bethel Street behind First United Methodist Church.  Racer practice/Test Run down Bethel Hill. 

THRILL OF BETHEL HILL (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) Calling All Racers!!! If you are at least 7 yrs and want to defy gravity OR an adult (aka BIG KID) and need to check this off your "Bucket List" come on out and support Hopkinsville Kiwanis Soap Box Derby. For a $15 donation you can have your own "Derby Experience". #kidsneedkiwanis#changingonechildatatime#onecommunityatatime

JUNE 16, 2018  - RACE DAY Bethel Street

7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. RACER CHECK IN - must have Driver's License and wearing green soap box t-shirt to race. 

7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. RACER GROUP PICTURE                                                                                                             

7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. DRIVER MEETING/COIN TOSS FOR WHEEL SWAP                                                                     

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. NATIONAL ANTHEM AND OPENING CEREMONY                                                                         

8:30 a.m. RACE BEGINS WITH SUPER KIDS CLASSIC                                                                                                 

AWARDS PRESENTATION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING RACE -Trophies awared to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Places in Stock, Super Stock and Masters Class. Trophies will be awarded to Super Kids Finalists at the completion of SKC Race at midday.                

BIG PRIZE DRAWINGS will be following Awards Presentation, MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. Door Prized will be awarded throughout the race.                                                                                                                                                        

1ST PLACE WINNER OF STOCK CLASS, SUPER STOCK CLASS, MASTERS CLASS, AND SUPER KIDS CLASSIC WILL BE NAMED LOCAL CHAMPIONS AND GO ON TO REPRESENT HOPKINSVILLE, KY IN THE ALL AMERICAN SOAPBOX DERBY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RACE HELD ON SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2018 IN AKRON, OHIO. 

*a travel stipend will be awarded to each Local Champion to help with travel cost to AASBD Championship Race. 

Hopkinsville KiwanisThe Hopkinsville Soap Box Derby (HSBD) has been presented by Kiwanis Club of Hopkinsville Foundation, Inc. for the past 12 years. The Kiwanis Club of Hopkinsville has been serving the children of Hopkinsville and Christian County since 1922.

"Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time." Through the support of the Derby Sponsors and contributions from the community, the Derby continues to grow and touch the lives of children.Thank you to the Hopkinsville and Christian County community for your support. 

Akron Results  2017

DQ Rally Challenge

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Rally Super Stock:  Lindsey Bledsoe - 2nd Place 

Eaton Local Challenge

Stock:  Connor Bledsoe - 3rd Place 

80th All-American Soap Box Derby

Local Stock:  Connor Bledsoe - 5th Place 

Rally Super Stock:  Audrey Rains - 6th Place

                                    

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                          200Point Club 

                                   Rally Stock - Connor Bledsoe

                                   Rally Super Stock - Lindsey Bledsoe

                                   Rally Super Stock - Cayce Bledsoe 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL REGION 12 CHAMPS!!!!!!!!

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 2018 HSBD REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  May 26, 2018

2018 Super Kids Information

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A message from the All-American Soap Box Derby

The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program which has run nationally since 1934. World Championship finals are held each July at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio.

The idea of the Soap Box Derby grew out of a photographic assignment of Dayton, Ohio, newsman Myron Scott. He covered a race of boy-built cars in his home community and was so impressed with this event that he acquired a copyright for the idea and began development of a similar program on a national scale.


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