Racers get ready at the starting gate with race director Scott Hamann during the Kenai Rotary Club's Soap Box Derby, held on Spruce Street in Kenai on May 10.

Racers get ready at the starting gate with race director Scott Hamann during the Kenai Rotary Club's Soap Box Derby, held on Spruce Street in Kenai on May 10.

Soap Box Derby rolls into Kenai

The Kenai Rotary Club hosted its annual Soap Box Derby competition May 10 on Spruce Street in Kenai. Superstock participants ages 9-18 built their own cars from kits with adult supervision. Local winners have the opportunity to represent Kenai and Alaska at the All American Soap Box Derby Championship in Akron, Ohio.

The top finishers were: 1st place — Matthea Boatright, sponsored by Walters and Associates; 2nd place — Jakobee Anderson, sponsored by FNBA; 3rd place — Kalvin Drake, sponsored by Stanley Ford; Sportsmanship Trophy — Grant Gliden; Best Pit Crew — The Smardo Family.

Soap Box Derby rolls into Kenai
Kenai Soap Box Derby winners show off their hardware.

Kenai Soap Box Derby winners show off their hardware.

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