Owensboro Lions Club hosts 3 Soap Box Races
Note: Dates are tentative and subject to change due to the coronavirus crisis.
- Owensboro Lions Club Soap Box Derby Rally Races are two day, four race events with a double and single elimination on each day...Saturday and Sunday.
Race Day registration for all four races is $120. Individual Race Fees are $30 for Double and $25 for Single Elimination races.
Preregistration is available at $100 per driver for all races. Preregistrations must be received by the Wednesday prior to the scheduled event to qualify for the discount. These amounts are for the first two drivers...more than two drivers from the same family are free.
Mail completed Rally form to Josh Meyer, 4564 Bridal Ridge Ct., Owensboro, Ky 42303 or email to Derby@owensborolions.com.
- The Owensboro Lions Club Local Race Make plans to participate in our 2023 local Soap Box Derby race which will be held on Saturday June 10 (make up day will be June 11.)
There are many activities leading up to the race, including the May 6 required in person registration at the Owensboro Lions Gravity Race Track at Ben Hawes Park, 400 Boothfield Road in Owensboro. Race fee is $50. Click here for a complete list of activities for the local Soap Box Derby Race.
Deadline for submitting Driver Information form is April 30. Mail the Driver Information form to Josh Meyer, 4564 Bridal Ridge Ct., Owensboro, Ky 42303 or email to Derby@owensborolions.com.
For additional information about the race, call Josh Meyer (270-903-0753) or email Derby@owensborolions.com.
- The Owensboro Lions Club local Super Kids Race Make plans to participate in our 2023 Local Super Kids Race which will be held on Saturday May 6. (Please note the race is earlier than the local Soap Box Derby Race this year.) This race is for children (ages 7-18) who have a medically diagnosed disability, which a physician is willing to document.
For more information or to register for the local race by April 28, call Mandi McCann at 270-577-4640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Great news!! We recently learned the National Super Kids Classic® race is on for 2023. The event will start with the Champion's Banquet (for all champs) on Thursday, July 20, 2023. The National Super Kids Classic® race will kick off in the morning on Friday July 21, 2023. The final six (6) champs from Friday's racing will race on Saturday, July 22, in conjunction with the All-American Soap Box Derby's World Championships at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio. (Please feel free to request more information about the national race from Mandi, if interested.) When registering, please let Mandi know if you are interested in the local race only or if you are interested in going to Akron. The Owensboro Lions Club will pay the nonrefundable $200 registration fee if there is interest.
The track address is 400 Boothfield Road for your GPS system. It is located in Ben Hawes Park which is just off Hwy 60 on the western edge of town. There are signs for Boothfield Road and the park on Hwy 60 and you can only turn one direction so it's pretty simple. Nearby hotels include the Sleep Inn, Wingfield Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront and Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Owensboro/Waterfront. There are other hotels, but they are further away.
For most races we'll be at the track getting things ready Friday afternoon and early evening...feel free to come by if you get in town early enough. Whether we're there or not at least you'd be able to see where you'll be racing. We will begin on Saturday morning with registration at 8:00 am and try to begin racing by 9:00 am. Registration is in the lower lot.
Again, we're glad you're coming! Let us know if you have any more questions and we'll try to help!
Good Luck! Gravity rules!!!!
Owensboro Lions Club