Hundreds race in 76th Soap Box Derby in Ohio

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 27, 2013 at 7:52 pm •  Published: July 27, 2013
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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — More than 440 racers have given their all in the 76th All-American Soap Box Derby in northeast Ohio.

The Saturday derby in Akron featured competitors from the United States and other countries competing for a share of $30,000 in scholarships.

Fourteen-year-old Ricky Desens of Webster, N.Y., won the Rally Super Stock division. Thirteen-year-old Macaila Ziolkowski of McKeesport, Pa., won the Stock Car division and 14-year-old Bryce Volpe, 14, of Mentor in northeast Ohio won the Super Stock division.

Two 16-year-olds won the Masters divisions. They were Jay Warnick of Drayden, Md., and Melanie Kohout of Geneva, Ill.

Racers were able to qualify for the downhill competition of gravity-powered cars by winning just one race in their local community or by being a rally champion after competing throughout the year.