10th Annual Soap Box Derby

By: Anna Smithson Email
By: Anna Smithson Email

The 10th Annual Soap Box Derby was held in Bowling Green on Saturday at Phil Moore Park.

Soap Box racing holds a special meaning for David Holland who recalls his first Soap Box Derby race when he was very young.

"I raced when I was ten years old and my dad helped me build a car and it's something I always wanted to do with my son", says David Holland.

David never realized his son Josh would be the 2002 Soap Box champion, but not for long.

"I wanted to quit while I was the champion", says Josh Holland.

When Josh gave up racing, David started focusing on getting his three daughters to be the next champions.

"You have to make your wheels better, polish them, your axles a bunch and stay down low and try do be as aerodynamic as you can", says Lillie Holland.

"This uses children to spend time of their parent or guardian to actually create and it gives them self confidence they they built something", says David Holland.

David says his favorite thing about the event is having something in common and spending good quality time with his children.

"It's good clean, family fun there's nothing better", says David Holland.

"We joke around a lot but we're never really like I am going to beat you", says Lillie Holland.

Winners of the tenth annual Soap Box Derby are as follows:

In the Stock Division:

1st place: Cory Faller
2nd place: Jacob Lippert
3rd place: Kyle Martens
4th place: Caleb Casavachia

In the Super Stock Division:

1st place: Casey Pruden
2nd place: Lillie Holland
3rd place: Caitlin Williams
4th place: Cody Williams

For more on the Soap Box Derby, you can log onto the following website.


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