Soap Box Derby cars run down the hill at Partin Park

The Southeast Georgia Soap Box Derby might have a new home. On Saturday and Sunday racers from as far away as Kentucky and Florida were competing in stock, super stock and masters divisions, at Partin Park, in Southeast Georgia’s first rally race. Race Director Michael Williamson was very pleased with track which started at the top of the hill and ran in front of the Durden Cabin and Field Number 3.

Brandi Byers is ready to race
Brandi Byers is ready to race

Brandi Byers, age 17 from Tallahassee, Florida, was one of the out-of-town racers competing in the masters division in which she is basically lying down in the car and the only thing a spectator see is her eyes. Brandi is an experienced competitor who finished second at the All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. On Sunday Brandi won the masters division.

“It’s not that easy to win, it’s pretty complicated,” Byers said “You have to race a bunch of people twice. We all race each other. So, we are all pretty much even. You never know who is going to win.”

Byers has raced on many tracks and said the Partin Park set up is in the middle ground. “It’s not super fast. But, it’s not super slow. It’s pretty smooth and decent.”

Cole Williamson is neck and neck with his opponent
Cole Williamson is neck and neck with his opponent

Cole Williams, a senior punter for the Toombs County Bulldogs, finished second in the super stock division on Saturday. Cole has earned two trips to Akron.