Port Jervis Soap Box Derby
The Port Jervis Soap Box Derby is the Largest Local Soap Box Derby.. IN THE WORLD!
All 2017 Drivers
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:
- National News
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