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Local youths take part in Derby

8/1/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Kathleen Collins

SOUTH AKRON — More than 450 champs raced for the title of World Champion at the 76th FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby July 27 at Derby Downs, shown above far right.

No local racers took home the top prize. Summit County racers who competed include: Alexis Sklack (Stock), Ashley Sklack (Rally) and Haley Aull (Masters), of Green; Christian Viering (Stock), of Fairlawn; Freddy Atchison (Rally) and Trinity Kubick (Rally), of Cuyahoga Falls; Emily Harmon (Super Stock), of Silver Lake; Cheyenne Wilt (Rally) and Aaron Rathbun (Rally), of Springfield; and Maria Fahey (Rally), of New Franklin.

Shown at at far right is Viering with a life-size poster of himself.

Atchison is shown above left in his car, at left, racing down the hill.

Taking part in this year’s festivities was Soap Box Derby world champ Fred Mohler, of Indiana, shown at near right, who was this year’s co-parade marshal with the 1934 derby winner.

For more race results, visit www.aasbd.org.

The day before the championship race, July 26, the National Super Kids Classic took place. Local racers included: John Krzysik and Joseph Korane from Hudson, David Slusser from Cuyahoga Falls and David Wilt from Springfield. No local racers placed in the top three.

For more information about the Super Kids Classic, go to www.SuperKidsOhio.org or www.facebook.com/greaterohioareasuperkids.

— By Kathleen Collins

Photos: Krista Galloway

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