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Port Jervis Soap Box Derby

The Port Jervis Soap Box Derby is the Largest Local Soap Box Derby.. IN THE WORLD!

2017 All Drivers
All 2017 Drivers

June 11, 2017 – Port Jervis, NY- The 18th annual Port Jervis Soap Box Derby crowned four champs earlier today. 16 year old Kayla Horan, 13 year old Clayton Fogler, 10 year old Lily Randolph and 14 year old Josh Decker will all go on to represent Port Jervis in the All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio in late July.

The sun was shining as hundreds of spectators lined the streets to watch over 100 Drivers compete in the largest local Soap Box Derby in the world for a chance to win the coveted week-long trip to Akron, Ohio to race with the world’s elite.

Last year’s Super Stock Champion, Clayton Fogler, was once again crowned champion, but this year in the Stock division. “It feels awesome to win again! I can’t believe it!”

This year’s derby was sponsored by several local businesses and organizations including the City of Port Jervis, Tri-State Drywall & Acoustical, Kolmar and ShopRite of Montague. Hundreds of volunteers stepped up to help out before, during and after the races too. “It amazes me how many people come together to make this happen for these kids,” said Wayne Addy, Director of the Derby, ”it is truly remarkable what our community can do.”

Four Scholarships were also awarded on derby day. The Elizabeth Ashley “Boo” Bisland Memorial Scholarship Fund financed four $1000 awards to past drivers who are graduating this year and are going on to post-secondary education. Scholarships were awarded to Gillian Presto, Skyler Phillips, Janeane Nied, and Erin Fahey.

This year’s race results:


Super Stock

Super Kids



2017 Champion

Lily Randolph

Josh Decker

Kayla Horan

Clatyon Fogler

2nd Place

Alyssa Olenick

Lucy McDermott

Abby Ehlers

Mason McKerrell

3rd Place

Molly McKerrell

Brandan Weiss

Sabrina Hendricks

Olivia Miller-Coerts

4th Place

Kyliegh Kuhn

Rylin Marshall

Dayton LeBlanc

Ayden Williamson

  2017 Super Stock Top 4Tn 2017 Super Kids Top 4Tn 2017 Masters Top 4Tn 2017 Stock Top 4Tn

2017 Pjsbd Champions
This year’s 2017 Champs: (L to R) Lily Randolph, Josh Decker, Clayton Fogler and Kayla Horan


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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