Soap Box Derby with “Bicentennial Bash” trophy

June 13, 2015 all-day
Ben Hawes Park
400 Booth Field Road
Owensboro, KY 42301

Come on out to Ben Hawes Park to cheer on the racers at the Soap Box Derby!

“In 2001, a dedicated group of volunteers, working on behalf of the Owensboro Lions Club, brought the Soap Box Derby back to Owensboro after a 36-year absence. Since that time this event has grown to be one of the most anticipated in the Owensboro/Daviess County community and among the top Soap Box Derby races in the region. Building upon this success, community leaders collaborated with the Owensboro Lions Club to construct a permanent Soap Box Derby track at Ben Hawes Park. Thanks to the commitment of the City of Owensboro, Daviess County Fiscal Court and other private contributors, these races will now take place on one of the most beautiful venues in North America. This information builds upon Owensboro/Daviess County’s recognition as a Sports Illustrated Sports Town and our self proclaimed designation as a family oriented community.”


Calendar of Events: 
  • April 18-19, 2015: Derby Rally Race
  • June 13, 2015 All American Derby Local Race
  • May 9, 2015: Soap Box Derby Registration and pictures, 9-11 AM
  • May 30, 2015: Soap Box Derby trial runs, 9 AM-1 PM
  • June 6 2015: Soap Box Derby trial runs, 9 AM-1 PM
  • June 8, 2014: Soap box Derby impounds, 4-7 PM
  • June 9, 2014: Soap Box Derby impounds, 4-7 PM
  • June 11, 2015: Soap Box Derby Banquet, 6 PM
  • June 13, 2015: Soap Box Derby Race
  • June 14, 2015: Derby rain date (if necessary)
  • August 15-16, 2015:  Derby Rally Race
  • September 19-20, 2015: Derby Rally Race