FirstEnergyAll-American Soap Box Derby Countdown

Spring Rally Race

03/21/2020 - 03/22/2020
Western Kentucky Archery Center, Madisonville, Kentucky

Race City: Madisonville, KY
Race Date(s): 03/21 /2020 - 03/22/2020
Rain Date: The race will be held indoors at the Western Kentucky Archery Center, 3100 Grapevine Rd., Madisonville, KY -off I-69, Exit #111 (Can be seen from interstate) PLEASE READ OVER THE Approved rally rules will apply to the race.
Trial Runs (Local only): N/A
Divisions (Ex: ST, SS, MS, SK) :  ST, SS, MS, SK
Race Fee: See below
Contact Person: Todd Moores, Rally Race Director 270-889-4150 or Alicia Terry 270-836-4491
Location of Track: 3100 Grapevine Road (Exit #111) off I-69 - Western Ky Archery Center

2020 PSBDA Sets Spring Rally Race - INDOORS!

Pennyrile Soap Box Derby has set the date of March 21 - 22, 2020, for their Rally Race.  Double and Single elimination races both days.  Baldwin Drive Track off 41-A in Madisonville, KY, approximately 2.5 miles from Exit #116 off I-69 (Lowe's).  Pre-registration Required by Thursday, March 19, 2020.  $100 all four races (2 child - must be siblings 1/2 price). One day racing $65/person.  Any questions, contact Todd Moores, Rally Race Director 270-889-4150 or Brien Terry, President 270-836-4492 for details.  Registration may be emailed to Alicia Terry at  Indoor Race to be held at the Western Kentucky Archery Center, 3100 Grapevine Road, Madisonville, KY.  The Archery Center is off I-69, Exit #111 (Can be seen from interstate) PLEASE READ OVER THE approved rally rules will apply to the race (To be posted at later date).  Be sure to bring a signed Code of Conduct with your Registration.  Doors will open at 6:00 am Saturday morning.  CONCESSIONS will be sold by the Boy Scouts on Saturday.

HOTEL SUGGESTION:  Baymont Inn (Exit #116) has been a great supporter of our local soap box organiztion.  They are offering a rate of $80/night for the race weekend.  Be sure to ask for the "soap box" rate.  270-821-2121  We also have a new hotel - Holiday Inn and Hampton (Exit #114) and Comfort Inn (Exit #116) if the Baymont is full.  We have no rate information except for the Baymont Inn. 


All All-American rules will apply for both days. All cars will be inspected, make sure your car complies with current AASBD rules.

All cars must meet their minimum/maximum total weight for their division per All-American Rules.  A 15lb. max tail and nose weight will be allowed.

Car inspection will be done by the Race Director.  Be sure your car is compliant with the most current AASBD Rules.

After weigh-in, all cars must be parked in the impound designated area – no exception until eliminated from the race.

No scooters, rollerblading or skateboards are allowed in the pits or impound/staging area.

No lubrications in the pits or staging area. No tools, electronics are prohibited in the impound/staging area/pits or during racing.   Prepare car for racing before weighing in.  No wheel lubrication. No spinning of wheels after weigh-in.

You can be weighed at random during the race.

Working on cars during the race or after elimination will be done in pits designated area. Torque or spindling may be done with supervision of race official or car handler from the SAME division as long as you DO NOT hold up the race.  ANY change in weights must be done at the scales with a race official or someone appointed by the Race Director.  

Car bodies must be fitted to the board – no overhanging the nose.

RACERS – when you are called to race, report to your cars ASAP. Be sure to listen for your number to be called  - not to delay race.  Lane Tickets will be handed to drivers in Lane 1. Lanes are clearly marked  Find your opponent, wait your turn to put a ball for the wheel swap. Be sure your opponent sees the ball before putting it back in the bucket.  Wheel swap will be a 2-4-2 progressive swap for the Sat double & single and Sunday double and non-progressive for the Sunday single.  Help us help everyone to keep things going smoothly. 

 Driver and handler responsible for the correct wheel swap.

You may wipe the wheels only before rolling into the ramps.  Once racers are set, there is to be no movement in the cars. One wheel of the car MUST be touching the red stripe in the ramps.

The car handler and driver will stay to the side of the track until time to load.  The car handlers will load from the front of the ramps.  Please keep your time reasonable in setting the racer. Drivers are allowed to get into race position in the ramps as follows:  30 seconds – stock and super, masters 45 sec.

Be sure you have (2) handlers per car or make friends quick.  Racers should drive to the end of runout or cones. 

Wheels will be clearly marked on the outside – name, fronts backs, left & right & proper direction– wheel tags are available by PSBDA.

Drivers must remain in race position during the race.  Anyone moving in their cars, moving the ramps, caught scooting or changing their race position during the course of the race will be disqualified.

Once your car has crossed the finish line, please move off the track as soon as possible.

If you win your heat, you will park your car in the Impound area.  If you are eliminated from the race, you will park in the  “pits”.

There will not be a break between races.

Centerline – if you cross the centerline or hit the timers, you will be DQ.  You will also be financially responsible for the costs to repair or replace the timers.  Damage to an opponents wheels or car is the driver’s responsibility

Top 4 racers in each division may be re-weighed. 

Sportsmanship is expected by the racer, family members and friends.  No obnoxious yelling for or against the racers during a race.  This can be very distracting for the kids and possibly cost them a race.  The tracks are small places and your actions are seen by all, including the kids.  Your over-zealous or derogative actions in support of a racer can be very hurtful to a child and it promotes a negative environment.  It is better to stay positive.

If you should have an issue with your car or another person’s vehicle, please find an Official immediately.  There are “Protest” forms available should a situation arise.  Once completed, please provide to a race official.  A committee of (3) will review the form and subject vehicle to provide a ruling.

Do not talk to Alicia at the Official Results table. 

We are asking that the rules be followed and that we are not put in a position to have to make a decision of disqualification.

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