The Kiwanis Soap Box Derby wraps up with heated races

The 14th annual Hopkinsville Kiwanis Club Soap Box Derby wrapped up Saturday afternoon after racers flew down Bethel Street to victory.

Soapbox chair Annie Catron says they had a tremendous crowd to start and many of the races were very, very close in competition.

There were multiple food and drink vendors on hand as people cheered the kids on throughout the day and Catron encouraged people to already be thinking about signing their kids up for next year.

In the Stock Division, Will Rader claimed third, Noah Pulsinelli took second and Alan Rader was the winner of first place. In the Super Stock Division, Lane Loden took third, Connor Bledsoe claimed second place and the first place winner was Audrey Rains.

In the Master’s Division, followed by some extremely close races, Judah Gilbert came in third place, Ashton Grace took second and flying into first place was Nee Nee Buckner.

The Super Kids race was also wrapped up Saturday morning, with Jadon Snorton taking third, Courtney Planka claiming second and Ben Pace taking first, going on to once again compete in the National Championship in Akron, Ohio in July, along with Buckner.