Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

'All-American' Soap Box Derby Brings Families Together

lionsclub soapboxOWENSBORO, Ky. (8/28/13) - In July, Owensboro was named "Outstanding Race City" of 2013 by the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby. Owensboro resident, Chris Settles, said he was "excited" to hear this.

"It was our goal. We wanted to build something the kids would want to come to, and this award proves they want to race here," Settles said.

If you interested in family fun for all, you might want to make plans to attend Owensboro's Soap Box Derby Rally upcoming race. Owensboro's last local soap box competition of the year, hosted by the Lions Club, is scheduled for Sept. 7 and 8.

These upcoming rally races provide the opportunity for racers to connect, compete, and improve upon their skills. The most recent race in Owensboro was held on Aug. 10 and 11. 32 cars participated in this event, according to Settles.

"Since gas prices have gone up, and with the economy being down, if we have 30 cars, I'd say that's a good turnout" Settles said.

Settles and his family began competing in soap box derbies in 2002. He enjoys the family aspect of racing the most.

"It's all about coming together to get the car down the hill in the fastest time," he said. "We win together; we lose together."

The rally race will be held at Ben Hawes City Park at 400 Booth Field Rd.

For more race information, contact Settles at 270-929-6853 or Ron Leonard at 270-929-5515.

For information on the Owensboro Lions Club, visit: www.owensborolions.com

Evan Gorman
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

button coupons
button classifieds

In Other News...

Muhlenberg Falters Late, Drops Game to Boyd

ASHLAND, Ky. (12/29/14) — Boyd County used an 11-0 run at the start of the fourth quarter to pull away to beat… Read More

Go Cart Classes, Races Big Hit with Fans, Children

POWDERLY, Ky. (12/29/14) — The fans were excited and the go carts were racing at the Muhlenberg County Agricultural… Read More

Most Read This Week

December 24, 2014 12866

Christmas Eve Bloody Brawl Erupts on Dulin Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 25, 2014 9036

Gift Returns Done Right

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 25, 2014 6431

Arrests Made After Dulin Avenue Christmas Eve…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
December 25, 2014 4714

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - December 25, 2014

in Video by Crime Stoppers
December 23, 2014 4227

Couple's Alleged Dispute over Blanket Leads to…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 23, 2014 3698

Alleged Theft at Walmart Sends Two to Jail

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 26, 2014 3380

2014 Looking Back: World Mourns Watson Family…

in Top News For All Sites by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 26, 2014 3338

5-Year-Old Boy Kills Buck/Doe

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Randy Adams
December 23, 2014 3307

Disturbance Results in Vehicle, Foot Pursuit,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer Tyler Russell
December 23, 2014 3106

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Karen McKnight

Stories Trending Today

December 28, 2014 3066

Patriot to Idle Two Mines Today; 600-700 Jobs…

in Top News For All Sites by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
December 28, 2014 1535

2014 Looking Back: Central City’s Lu Ray Park…

in Top News For All Sites by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
December 28, 2014 1534

Unique New Year's Traditions from across the World

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 27, 2014 1232

Understand and Avoid Elder Financial Fraud

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 28, 2014 1163

Five Tips to Get Control of Your Retirement in…

in General News For All Sites by David Taylor
December 28, 2014 997

New Year Brings New Sales

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 28, 2014 975

Dave Says - Dec. 28, 2014

in General News For All Sites by Dave Ramsey
December 28, 2014 951

Lung Cancer Not Always Linked to Smoking

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
December 28, 2014 935

Legislator's Log - Week of Dec. 28, 2014

in General News For All Sites by Brent Yonts
December 28, 2014 933

Outdoor Truths - Dec. 28, 2014

in General News For All Sites by Gary Miller

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss