17th Annual Hopkinsville Kiwanis Soap Box Derby
June 9 & 10, 2023
We are SUPER EXCITED to get racing this year. There are several dates in May to mark on your calendar before the big day in June. If you have any questions or concerns please contact one of our Race Director: Annie Catron, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday night kicks off the weekend with the Super Kids Race @6:00 pm. Make plans to bring your signs, ring those cow bells, and cheer on our friends in the Super Kids Race. Practice runs will begin at 3:30 pm until Super Kids Race begins.
Saturday racing begins at 8 am for Stock and Super Stock divisions. This is a double elimination race. The 1st place winner of each division will earn a spot in the 85th All American Soap Box Derby World Championship on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at the world famous Debry Downs in Akron, OH. In 2018, Miss Ashton Grace brought home the 1st place trophy in Local Super Stock from the World Championship.
RACER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - registration packets can be printed from this website.
Open the Boys & Girls between the ages of 7 yrs old up to 18 yrs. old on race day.
STOCK DIVISION - Must be 7 yrs old and no older than 13 yrs old on race day.
SUPER STOCK DIVISION - Must be 9 yrs old and no older than 18 yrs old on race day.
SUPER KIDS - Must be 7 yrs old and not reach 19 yrs old by July 22, 2023 with a weight limit of 185 lbs.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 20, 2023
$50 Registration fee can be in a form of sponsorship and tax deductible.
CARS ARE AVAILABLE FOR LOAN. NO NEED TO BUY OR BUILD A CAR.
CAR WORKSHOPS - 1319 Sanderson Drive, Hopkinsville, KY 42240 (it's our new home for all things Soap Box!)
Car Workshops gives you and your racer time to work together with guidance from our highly trainer "soap box mechanics". Expect to spend approximately 1.5 - 2 hours working on the car to be safe and race ready.
Following are a few items you may find helpful: WD40, 1500 grit auto sandpaper, car cleaner and spray wax, battery powered screwdriver. RACERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING EXTRA WEIGHTS DUE TO LIMITED SUPPY (varying weights of 2, 5, & 10 lbs- please see rulebook for size and placement) Area metal compaines can cut metal plates to help achieve desired wight distribution for your racer.
RACERS CAN IMPOUND THE CAR AT THE END OF THE WORKSHOP IF THEY SO CHOOSE. ONCE THE CAR HAS BEEN IMPOUNDED NO MORE ALTERATIONS WILL BE ALLOWED.
IMPOUND - Our new Soap Box building
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
AWARDS PRESENTATION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING RACE