AKRON, Ohio – A 10-year-old girl who is the 15th member of her family to participate in the national Soap Box finals has won the Stock Division of the 72nd All-American Soap Box Derby.
Sarah Whitaker of Norton in suburban Akron was one of four girls to claim championships Saturday in the six divisions.
Other girls winners were Megan Thornton of Cleveland in the Masters Division; Maija Liimatainen of Madison, Wis., in Super Stock; and Megan Hydutsky of Pottstown, Pa., in the Rally Masters.
Two 12-year-old boys also won championships. Tyler Fleck of Perkasie, Pa., won the Rally Stock competition and Alex Seither, of Mason, Ohio, claimed the Rally Super Stock title.
A total of 599 finalists from 34 states and five countries competed in the finals.