Madisonville Local All American Soapbox Derby Race
The Pennyrile Soapbox Derby Association (PSDA) host the annual Madisonville Local All American Soapbox Derby the first Saturday of June. This gravity racing event consist of (3) divisions. The Stock division is designed for children ages 7-13. The Super Stock division is designed for ages 9-18. The Masters division is designed for children ages 10-18. Local champions in each division advance to the world championship held annually every July in Akron, Ohio. The soapbox derby car kits can be purchased through All American Soapbox Derby in Akron, Ohio. The kits are assembled by the children with supervision from adults. Pennyrile Soapbox Derby Association holds building clinics in the spring to help assist the children and their car handler in the construction of the derby cars. Local businesses have been very generous in support of the race through race sponsorships.
PSDA continues to promote the values of sportsmanship, friendship, and community involvement that originated with Soapbox Derby in 1934. Youth and their families have a unique opportunity to work together as a unit spending quality time trying to achieve a common goal. Children are introduced to aspects of science and technological concepts that apply to building and racing soapbox derby cars. For more information, please contact Brien Terry at 270-836-4492.
Madisonville Super Kids Race
The Pennyrile Soapbox Derby Association host the annual Madisonville Super Kids Race every October. This soapbox derby race is designed for children with special needs who are between 7-18 years old. The local champion advances to the National Super Kids Race that is held annually every July in Akron, Ohio. Special two seater gravity propelled soapbox derby cars allow for the super kid participant to be driven by a designated individual. The super kids cars used during the race are supplied by the Pennyrile Soapbox Derby Association through generous donations from local businesses. For more information, please contact Brien Terry at 270-836-4492