FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

16th Annual Hopkinsville Kiwanis Soap Box Derby

June 10 & 11, 2022

We are SUPER EXCITED to be back racing this year.  With COVD-19 guidelines in place, our soap box derby team is fully prepared to hold a safe and fun event in 2022. If you have any questions or concerns please contact one of our Race Director: Annie Catron, kiwanishopkinsville@gmail.com. 

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 84th All American Soap Box Derby World Championship on Saturday, July 23, 2022 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 23, 2022 with a weight limit of 185 lbs.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 13, 2022

$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 - Visit Christian County Center on East 9th Street

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 - at Ruff Park


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

April 23, 2022 – New Driver Day
Ruff Park – 10am-2pm
May 12, 2022 – Build Clinic
Visitor’s Center – 5-7pm
May 13, 2022 - Registration Deadline
May 19, 2022 – Build Clinic
Visitor’s Center – 5-7 pm
June 8 & 9, 2022 – Final Weigh-in & Impound Day
Ruff Park - 5-7 pm
June 10, 2022 – Kick-off & SuperKids Race
June 11, 2022 – RACE DAY!!!
Driver Check In – 7-7:30am
Group Photo – 7:30am
Race Start - 8 am

AWARDS PRESENTATION IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING RACE

 

 

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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