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Club looking for soap box racers

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The Kiwanis Club of Hazard is sponsoring the 14th annual Bud Combs Memorial All American Soap Box Derby on April 20, is looking for racers ages 8-16 who would be interested in driving in this year’s race.


Soap Box Derby cars are gravity cars, built from kits by the drivers and an adult helper, which run downhill. There is still an opportunity to purchase a car kit, or drivers may use a car that has already been constructed. In order to race, a driver is required to give a copy of their birth certificate to race officials, pay a $50 racing fee, attend one clinic as well as the final check-in. The field of drivers will be limited to 16 in each of the two divisions.


The dates for the clinics are Tuesday, March 26 from 6 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The final check in will be Friday, April 19, starting at 5 p.m. The plans for the Soap box Derby reception are incomplete at this time. All dates are subject to change.


Drivers and their adult helper(s) will need to bring the following tools to the clinics: Phillips screwdriver, flat blade screwdriver, a set of assorted wrenches, pliers, 10 foot measuring tape, hammer, wire cutters and a battery powered drill. They should also bring any snacks or drinks that they think that they might need.


For information on the local race, contact Tom Cravens at 606-487-3050 or www.tom.cravens@


kctcs.edu. Deadline for open regulation is Feb. 27, 2013 or until the 16 slots in both races have been filled.


The race itself will be held on Saturday, April 20 beginning at 8 a.m. on Memorial Drive in Hazard.

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