Emma Henn in car 93 sails past spectators at Mission's Soap Box Derby on Saturday.

Gerlach crowned soap box derby grand champion

The annual event ran this past Saturday in Mission on Stave Lake Street

The 15th annual Mission and District Soap Box Derby took place this past Saturday on Stave Lake Street, with dozens of participants coming out.

Mission Mayor Ted Adlem and Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton were the first racers down the hill, with Adlem (40 seconds) edging Dalton (45 seconds).

Following are the results:

 

Grand Champion

Megan Gerlach, 13, 36.69 sec (57km/hr) from North Vancouver

($500 bursary, sponsored by @Mission Raceway Park)

 

Fastest Mission Racer

Marcus Wilcox, nine, 40.42sec (52km/hr) from Mission

($500 bursary, sponsored by Rotary Club of Mission Midday)

 

Champions Ages 8-9

1. William Dobric, 39.19sec (53km/hr) from North Vancouver

2. Karly Mortimer, 39.56sec (53km/hr) from Maple Ridge

3. Marcus Wilcox, 40.42sec (52km/hr) from Mission

 

Champions Ages 10-11

1. Gage Mack, 40.34sec (52km/hr) from Surrey

2. Caillum Leask, 41.03sec (51km/hr from Mission

3. Payton Dunnett, 41.14sec (51km/hr) from Mission

 

Champions Ages 12-14

1. Megan Gerlach, 36.69sec (57km/hr) from North Vancouver

2. Caleb Masih, 41.08sec (51km/hr) from Mission

3. Summer Rae Sward, 41.51sec (50km/hr) from Mission

 

Rookie of the Year Boy

Drew Taylor

 

Rookie of the Year Girl

Rebecca Martineau

 

Most Sportsmanlike Canadian Tire Bike

Trissanna Hunter

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