The Seventh Annual Hopkinsville Kiwanis Soap Box Derby wrapped up just before 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon after nine hours of racing and hot but mostly sunny weather.
A news release says a total of 46 stock cars raced down the hill with drivers competing for the top spot and a shot at the international title in Akron, Ohio. Lacy Patterson in the Model Cleaners car took top honors followed by Trinity-Ann Ouellette in the Patriot Chevrolet car and Abby Moss in the Cayce Mill Supply/Cayce Pharmacy car.
48 super stock cars competed for the chance to race in Akron with Taylor Lynn Blakeley taking first place in the 4th and Main Auto Sales car. Second place went to Rachel Cravens in the Planters Bank car and third place went to Brittany Ouellette in Patriot Chevrolet car.
Seven masters’ cars competed in a double elimination battle for the top spot in Hopkinsville’s race. Jordan Moores, in the Patriot Chevrolet car, took the crown. Kelly McGill, in the Toyota of Hopkinsville “Soapbox is for girls” car, took 2nd place, while Kelly Barrios, in the Royal Oaks Chevrolet car, took third.
Patterson, Blakeley and Moores will head to Akron to compete July 21st.
With 101 racers, the Seventh Annual Hopkinsville Kiwanis Soap Box Derby is the fourth largest in the nation.
A new aspect of this year's event was the addition of the Super Kids Classic, a division open to children with special needs. The inaugural Super Kids trophy went to Gavin Duiguid, who will have a chance to represent the community at the National Super Kids Classic in Akron, Ohio July 20th. Caleb Lancaster took second place and Scott Garr took third.