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

View The Record’s Facebook album for more photos.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Run for Water: Local man raises $100,000 running 100 miles in 30 hours

Kevin Barata ran up and down Ledgeview Trails 32 times, exceeding elevation of Mt. Everest

Mission Farmers Market re-opens for the season

Sellers and buyers are keeping a safe distance from one another

VIDEO: Mission photographer shows off district’s ‘Hidden Gems’

Bob Friesen’s camera captures Mission’s natural beauty

PHOTOS: Hundreds demonstrate in Abbotsford for end to racism

Protest in city’s historic downtown was largest demonstration in recent memory

Mission School District’s 2020 graduation ceremony plans now in place

June grad for École Mission Senior Secondary, Fraserview Learning Centre, Riverside College

Trudeau offers $14B to provinces for anti-COVID-19 efforts through rest of year

Making a difference in municipalities is a pricey proposition

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The importance of accurate, ethical reporting is critical – perhaps as never before

‘Like finding a needle in a haystack’: Ancient arrowhead discovered near Williams Lake

The artifact is believed to be from the Nesikip period between 7,500 BP to 6,000 BP

Indigenous families say their loved ones’ deaths in custody are part of pattern

Nora Martin joins other Indigenous families in calling for a significant shift in policing

Friends, family mourn Salt Spring Island woman killed in suspected murder-suicide

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Jennifer Quesnel’s three sons

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Indigenous chief alleges RCMP beat him during arrest that began over expired licence plate

Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam calling for independent investigation

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Most Read