Alexander Van De Grift races in the Kenai Rotary Club’s 12th anual Soapbox Derby on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai, Alaska. Van De Grift won a craftsmanship trophy for his car, which was sponsored by Outlaw Body and Paint. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion).

Kenai Rotary holds 12th soapbox derby

Alexander Van De Grift races in the Kenai Rotary Club’s 12th anual Soapbox Derby on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai, Alaska. Van De Grift won a craftsmanship trophy for his car, which was sponsored by Outlaw Body and Paint. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion).

Nathanael Boatright races in the blue “Boatright Brothers” car during the Kenai Rotary Club’s 12th anual soapbox derby race on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai Alaska. Since his family began racing in the derby over ten years ago, their blue car has been ridden by Nathanael’s four brothers and his sister. Nathanael placed second in Saturday’s race, beneath Maccoy Castillo, who qualified for the national All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship in Akron, Ohio. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion).

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