Landen Watson wins 2018 World Rally Super Stock title
Landen Watson, 14 yr. old, from Madisonville became Pennyrile Soap Box Derby Association's second World Champion! Landen pulled out a narrow victory over his Ohio competitor by .008 seconds to take First Place. This was Landen's second year to compete in Akron at the championships. PSBDA also congratulates Hannah Salley for taking 2nd Place in the 2018 World Local Super Stock race. This was Hannah's first year to compete in Akron. She did an outstanding job making it to the championship round. Lukas Ramey was the third shining soap box star by placing 3rd in the 2018 World Rally Masters division. Luke held the lead until the last hash mark and lost by a small margin of .031 seconds. Levi West was the 2018 National Points Champion - overall with 258 points. Levi also made it to the Top 6 in the Rally Challenge Race during Race Week. Morgan Buntin did an outstanding job in the Carharrt stock car. She fell a little short this year. Congrats to all our fantastic kids - you made us proud!!
PSBDA hosts the 2016 Pumpkin Roll Rally Race October 15 & 16
2015 KENTUCKY SWEEPS THE RALLY DIVISION OF THE ALL-AMERICAN SOAP BOX DERBY -
LUKAS RAMEY WINS 2015 WORLD RALLY STOCK CHAMPIONSHIP
On Saturday, July 25, 2015, the first Kentuckian to cross the finishline in 78 years was Lukas Ramey, 11 yr old. of Hanson, Kentucky, He won the stock division by .019 against another fellow Kentuckian, Chase Schlafke of Glasgow, Kentucky. Following Luke came Tyler Peterson of Bowling Green, Kentucky, winning the Super Stock division. Kelsey Settles of Owensboro, Kentucky, followed the guys for a win in the Masters division. The news rang from coast to coast. Local Evansville station carried the story, see:
The trio has been honored by the Warren County Fiscal Court in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the City of Madisonville City Council, and featured in the Owensboro Living magazine. The upcoming edition of Kentucky Living will feature the champions. Kentucky should be proud!
Luke Ramey follows two other local racers who have had amazing finishes on the World Championship track - in 2013 Alex Terry took 2nd in the Super Stock Division at the World Rally Challenge during race week along with Hannah Moore, who finished 7th in the All-American World Championship in the super-stock division
2015 Local Champions
Mathew Miller - Masters Slade Woodward - Super Stock
Jake Gillette - Stock
Lukas Ramey - Stock Rally Champion (Region 12 Points Leader/200 Point Club)
PSBDA hosted Rally Race - May, 2015
2014 Local Champions head to Akron
McKenzie Shoulders - Masters
Jarrett Miller - Super Stock
Ethan Rickard - Stock
Lukas Ramey - Stock Rally Champion (200 Point Club) Blair Terry - Masters Rally Champion (200 Point Club)
Kaitlyn Shoulders - Stock Rally Champion
Hannah Moore - Super Stock Rally Champion
PSBDA opens Soap Box Derby Track - May, 2014
The Rally Committee spent hours sesarching out a location for a designated SBD track. The location chosen was Baldwin Drive in the Industrial Park. Baldwin Drive is a boulevard that had not been used for approximately 25 years. We took the west side of the street to use as the track. After approval from the City of Madisonville and surrounding industries and property owners, the first rally race was held in May, 2014. To prepare for the race, it required a lot of clean-up, mowing and 125 buckets of sealer. A second race was held in September and more sealer and track repair was required. In January, 2015, PSBDA raised enough money to re-surface the track.
Terry and Moore bring home championship hardware from the World Championships in Akron July, 2013
Alex Terry takes 2nd in the Dairy Queen Rally Challenge during the World Championships in Akron, Ohio. Alex, son of Brien and Alicia Terry, drove his super-stock soap box derby car to near victory. Alex took second place by only .003 seconds. This is the first year that the Rally Challenge race was held in Akron. Alex has been involved in soap box derby racing for the last eight (8) years. He and his brother, Blair, have had successful race careers. They have both raced in all divisions, stock, super stock and masters. "Sometimes winning can be the difference in moving a 1/2 pound from one location to anther in the car", said Brien Terry. Brien apparently found the winning combination in Alex's car.
Hannah Moore of Madisonville, KY, daughter of John and Allison Moore, found her nitch and raced her way through hundreds of competitors to place 7th in the All-American race on Saturday at the World Championships. The competition is tough. Over 400 kids travel to Akron from all over the U.S., Canada, Asia and Europe to compete.
2013 Local Champions head to Akron
Blair Terry - Master Division Alex Terry - Rally Super Stock Champion (200 Point Club)
Colin Berry - Super Stock Hannah Moore - Rally Super Stock Champion (200 Point Club)
Lukas Ramey - Stock