If you were in downtown Hopkinsville Friday and today you would have definitely heard hundreds of people clapping and cheering for their favorite All American Soap Box Derby racer on Bethel Street.
The soap box derby is held each year and is sponsored by the Hopkinsville-Christian County Kiwanis Club.
Kiwanis Club member, Wally Lyon says this year marks the 8th year the club has held the event, which he says seems to grow every year.
Lyon says the soap box derby has become a community-wide event, something he says helps to unite the community.
The 2013 winners of the All American Soap Box Derby are the following: In the Masters Division, Kaleb Hilton took first place, in the Super Stock Division Jordan Moores took first place and Ryan Trapnell won 1st
place in the Stock Division.
place winners of each division will soon be heading to Akron, Ohio to compete in a national competition and received a $500 scholarship from Patriot Chevrolet.
Meanwhile, in the adult oil can race, former District 3 State Senator Joey Pendleton lost to Commonwealth’s Attorney Lynn Pryor and Christian County Sheriff Livy Leavell took the lead over Hopkinsville Fire Department Chief Fire Inspector Cecelia Cloos.