Bowling Green Kiwanis Club soap box derby to return for another race

WARREN COUNTY, Ky. – The green flag will once again wave on the soap box derby this year in Warren County.

Today, the Bowling Green Kiwanis Club is celebrating 25 years of racing. They resurrected the soap box derby in 1998 after it stopped in the 1970s.

The big race takes place this Friday and Saturday. The winners will go on to the world championship race in Akron, Ohio this summer.

Organizers say it’s a great way to support children and give back to the community.

“There’s a lot of educational opportunities for the kid,” David Holland of the Bowling Green Kiwanis Club said. “You know, you talk about resistance, you talk about getting load to the car, so you can go the fastest, how to drive a straight line instead of a wild one. So there’s a lot of things. And it’s an opportunity to spend a lot of quality time with your family.”

If you’d like to watch the races, they will be at Phil Moore Park on Friday night and Saturday morning.