FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

Spring Rally Race

03/23/2019 - 03/24/2019
Baldwin Drive Track, Madisonville, Kentucky

Race City: Madisonville, KY
Race Date(s): 03/23 /2019 - 03/24/2019
Rain Date: The race will be held indoors at the Western Kentucky Archery Center, 3100 Grapevine Rd., Madisonville, KY -off I-69, Exit #111 (Can be seen from interstate) PLEASE READ OVER THE Approved rally rules will apply to the race.
Trial Runs (Local only): N/A
Divisions (Ex: ST, SS, MS, SK) :  ST, SS, MS, SK
Race Fee: See below
Contact Person: Todd Moores, Rally Race Director
Location of Track: Baldwin Drive (off Nebo Road - Take Exit #116 of I-69, head west for approximately 2.5 miles.

2019 PSBDA Sets Spring Rally Race will be INDOORS!

UPDATED 3/16/19 - Noon (Rain in forecast):  Pennyrile Soap Box Derby has set the date of March 23 - 24, 2019, for their Rally Race.  Double and Single elimination races both days.  Baldwin Drive Track off 41-A in Madisonville, KY, approximately 2.5 miles from Exit #116 off I-69 (Lowe's).  Pre-registration Required by Thursday, March 21, 2019.  $100 all four races (2 child - must be siblings 1/2 price). One day racing $65/person.  Any questions, contact Todd Moores, Rally Race Director 270-889-4150 or Brien Terry, President 270-836-4492 for details.  Registration may be emailed to Alicia Terry at 

Indoor Race to be held at the Western Kentucky Archery Center, 3100 Grapevine Road, Madisonville, KY.  The Archery Center is off I-69, Exit #111 (Can be seen from interstate) PLEASE READ OVER THE Approved rally rules will apply to the race.  Be sure to bring a signed Code of Conduct with your Registration.  Doors will open at 6:00 am Saturday morning.  CONCESSIONS will be sold by the Boy Scouts on Saturday.

HOTEL SUGGESTION:  Baymont Inn has been a great supporter of our local soap box organiztion.  They are offering a rate of $85/night for the race weekend.  Be sure to ask for the "soap box" rate.  270-821-2121 


As approved by the Rally Commission 1/22/2019

All All-American rules will apply for both days. All cars will be inspected, make sure your car complies with current AASBD.

All cars must meet their maximum total weight for their division.  A 15lb. max tail and nose weight will be allowed.

All cars are required to start the race with a new brake pad.

Wheel spinning is allowed up until the Driver’s Meeting is called.

After weigh-in, all cars must be parked in the impound designated area – no exception until eliminated from the race.

No flash photography.

No scooters, rollerblading or skateboards are allowed in the pits or impound/staging area.

No lubrications inside or outside the building (indoor racing) or impound/staging area, tools, electronics are prohibited in the impound/staging area or during racing.   Whatever you do to your car to prepare it for racing has to be done before weighing in. 

No additional weighs strapped to your body, inside shoes, shorts, socks or underwear is allowed.  You can be weighed at random during the race.

No working on cars during the race with exception you have been eliminated or you need to replace a brake pad.

Car bodies must be fitted to the board – no overhanging the nose.

RACERS – when you are called, report to your cars asap. Be sure to listen for your number to be called  - not to delay race.  Lane Tickets will be handed out to drivers in Lane 1. Lanes are clearly marked  Find your opponent, wait your turn to put a ball for the wheel swap. Be sure your opponent sees the ball before putting it back in the bucket.  Wheel swap will be a 2-4-2 non-progressive swap.  Help us help everyone to keep things going smoothly. 

Driver and handler responsible for the correct wheel swap.

You may wipe the wheels only before rolling into the ramps.  Once racers are set, there is to be no movement in the cars.

Race Officials will set the nose of the car, then the car handlers can set the rear wheels.  Please keep your time reasonable in setting the racer.

Be sure you have (2) handlers per car or make friends quick.  Drive to the end of runout or cones. 

Wheels will be clearly marked on the outside – fronts backs, left & right & proper direction– with wheel tags are available by PSBDA.

Drivers must remain in race position during the race.  Anyone moving in their cars, moving the ramps, caught scooting or changing their race position during the course of the race will be disqualified.

Handlers will place car in the ramps and paddle is up.  Drivers are allowed to get into race position in the ramps as follows:  30 seconds – stock and super, masters 1 minute.

Once your car has crossed the finish line, please move off the track as soon as possible.

If you win your heat, you will park your car in the Top Pit (outdoor) or Impound area (indoor).  If you loose and out of the race, you will park in the  “pits”.  Between races, after you are eliminated, you are allowed to make weight changes, adjust your spindles, change tork, etc. and go back across the scales with race official weigh-in!  No exception.

There will not be a break between races.

Centerline – if you cross the centerline or hit the timers, you will be DQ.  You will also be financially responsible for the costs to repair or replace the timers.  Damage to an opponents wheels or car is the driver’s responsibility

Top 4 racers in each division may be re-weighed. 

Sportsmanship is expected by the racer, family members and friends.  No obnoxious yelling for or against the racers during a race.  This can be very distracting for the kids and possibly cost them a race.  The tracks are small places and your actions are seen by all, including the kids.  Your over-zealous or derogative actions in support of a racer can be very hurtful to a child and it promotes a negative environment.  Example:  Laughing or cheering loudly when a racer gets beat is a poor example of sportsmanship.   It is better to stay positive.

If you should have an issue with your car or another person’s vehicle, please find an Official immediately.  There are “Protest” forms available should a situation arise.  Once completed, please provide to a race official.  A committee of (3) will review the form and subject vehicle to provide a ruling.

Do not talk to Alicia at the Official Results table. 

We are asking that the rules be followed and that we are not put in a position to have to make a decision of disqualification.

In order to receive the minimum penny points, you must race a minimum (2) heats in the double and (1) heat in the single.

We wish everyone “Good “Luck”

For those interested, we will try to have a devotion on Sunday morning before the Driver’s meeting. 

Let’s have fun!






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