Vernge and Davis win annual Soap Box Derby
by TONY MCGUIRE Sports Editor
On Saturday, the Hazard Kiwanis Club hosted their 12th annual Soap Box Derby. Twenty-five participants from around Region 12 took part in the Derby, competing in the Stock and Super Stock Divisions.
Despite the rain and cold weather, the event went on as planned. After dozens of passes down Memorial Drive, the double-elimination tournament finally had its winners. Austin Vernge won the Super Stock division, while McCall Davis came out on top of the Stock division.
Both racers will participate in the National Soap Box Derby held in Akron, Ohio in May.
1st place: McCall Davis
2nd place: Will Epperson
3rd place: Halle Jo Kilburn
4th place: Blake Neace
Super Stock Division
1st place: Austin Vernge
2nd place Haley Ritchie
3rd place: Sam Goldman
4th place: Laiken Kilburn
Stock participants: Nick Combs, McCall Davis, Hunter Chaneyh, Hunter Gross, Jackson West, Aspen Combs, Blake Neace, Will Epperson, Myra Jo Davis, Courtney Gross, Courtney Couch, Hallie Jo Kilburn, Makenzie Godsey.
Super Stock participants: Cassidy Turner, Austin Vergne, Laiken Kilburn, Austin Deaton, Alex Meade, Haley Ritchie, Andrew Roark, Sam Goldeman, Austin Hurt, Kennedy Arnett, Caitlyn Fortney and Parker Smith.
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