Maryland teen is king of the Soap Box Derby hill


Jay Warnick, second from left, was one of the local masters winners at the 76th All-American Soap Box Derby on Saturday in Akron, Ohio. (Paul Tople/Associated Press)
July 29, 2013

A Maryland teen was among the big winners in the All-American Soap Box Derby on Saturday in Akron, Ohio.

Jay Warnick of Drayden, Maryland, won the Local Masters division of the derby. That division is for experienced racers ages 10 to 17. Jay, who won the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby in June, has advanced to the national derby seven times.

The 16-year-old was one of more than 500 racers ages 7 to 17 who competed in the 76-year-old event. Kids from other countries, including Canada, Japan and New Zealand, also took part in the races.

Warnick received a $2,000 scholarship for his first-place finish. Winners also received a gold ring, trophy and championship jacket.

About 6,000 racers in 600 races around the world compete in an effort to get to Akron.

— Wire and staff reports

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