Local soap box derby racers place at world championships

June 29, 2022

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Local soap box derby racers won more hardware in several events last week at the 84th All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio.

Ronan Johnson of Camano Island won the All-Star Masters Division title. This trophy comes a year after the racer won the Rally Masters 3-Lane Challenge and the Legacy World Championships at the Ohio event.

Johnson also placed second in this year’s Rally Masters event.

Bella Siddle of Camano Island took second place in the All-Star Stock Division race. Last year, Siddle won the local stock championship, becoming the first racer from Washington to win a All-American Soap Box Derby title since David Krussow of Tacoma in 1966.

In June, Siddle won the super stock division at the 15th annual Windermere Stanwood-Camano Soap Box Derby on Camano Island to win a return trip to the world championships. Both Siddle and Johnson also travel the country to participate in rally races to accumulating enough points that can also earn a ticket to the All-American Soap Box Derby in Ohio.

Timmy McCann, who won the stock division at the Camano event in June, earned a sixth-place finish at the world championships.

Locally, a rally race event is coming to Arrowhead Ranch on Camano Island on Aug. 27-28.

Then, the 16th annual Windermere Stanwood Camano Island Soap Box Derby is set for June 2023. For more information, visit soapboxderby.org.