On Saturday, the Hazard Kiwanis Club held their annual Soap Box Derby. The most coveted of the prizes, is the championship of the Super-Stock event.
After seven byes and seven races, eventual champion Tessa Renfro was knocked into the loser’s bracket by Hallie Jo Kilburn. Eight races later the two would meet for the championship.
Renfro took out Kilburn in the 22nd heat of the day, but that would not be enough to win the championship as Kilburn had not lost a heat yet. The two racers took to the track again, and again, Renfro edged Kilburn, giving her the championship, and a trip to Akron, Ohio for the Nationals.
4th place: Kassy Smith
3rd place: Courtney Couch
2nd place: Hallie Jo Kilburn
1st place: Tessa Renfro
Heat 1: Courtney Couch bye
Heat 2: Kassy Smith bye
Heat 3 Mary Caress bye
Heat 4: Ethan Combs defeated Damion Kapp
Heat 5: Courtney Couch defeated Ben Melton
Heat 6: Kassy Smith defeated Dasia Wilscon
Heat 7: Tessa Renfro defeated Mary Caress
Heat 8: Hallie Jo Kilburn defeated Ethan Combs
Heat 9: Ethan Combs bye
Heat 10: Mary Caress bye
Heat 11: Dasia Wilson bye
Heat 12: Ben Melton defeated Damion Kapp
Heat 13: Courtney Couch defeated Kassy Smith
Heat 14: Hallie Jo Kilburn defeated Tessa Renfro
Heat 15: Mary Caress defeated Ethan Combs
Heat 16: Dasia Wilson defeated Ben Melton
Heat 17: Kassy Smith defeated Mary Caress
Heat 18: Tessa Renfro defeated Dasia Wilson
Heat 19: Hallie Jo Kilburn defeated Courtney Couch
Heat 20: Tessa Renfro defeated Kassy Smith
Heat 21: Tessa Renfro defeated Courtney Couch
Heat 22: Tessa Renfro defeated Hallie Jo Kilburn
Heat 23: Tessa Renfro defeated Hallie Jo Kilburn
Tony McGuire can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald.