Camano Island hosts soap box rally races

By Evan Caldwell |  September 14, 2021 Dozens of racers from throughout the region rolled onto Camano last weekend for the annual Summer Classic Rally Race. Unlike the annual soap box derby, the rally race program allows racers to earn points by racing in various rally races throughout the United States and Canada.Top point earners […]

Local soap box derby racers win 3 events in Ohio

By Evan Caldwell |  July 26, 2021 Bella Siddle and Ronan Johnson just returned from Ohio with three first-place soap box derby trophies. “It’s crazy,” Siddle said Sunday, a day after winning the rally stock division at the 83rd All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio. “It’s crazy because there’s a lot of really, really […]

World champions crowned at All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron

By  Cris Belle |  July 24, 2021 AKRON, Ohio (WJW) — World champions were crowned Saturday at the 83rd FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby at the Derby Downs Track in Akron. Local and Rally division champs won $36,000 in scholarships from the Bill Speeg Memorial Scholarship Fund. Champions receive $3,000, second place receives $2,000 and third […]

Winning, friends compete for top honors at 83rd All American Soap Box Derby in Akron

By Alan Ashworth |  July 24, 2021 The thrill of victory returned to Derby Downs in Akron on Saturday with the 83rd running of the All-American Soap Box Derby. The agony of defeat, not so much. After a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, children from across the country gathered with family and friends […]

4 local racers at national Soap Box Derby this week

By Evan Caldwell |  July 19, 2021 Four local soap box racers are seeking to claim another trophy this week in Akron, Ohio. Camden Tatarian, Avery Rochon, Bella Siddle and Ronan Johnson are competing in the 83rd annual All-American Soap Box Derby Race Week, where racers compete for the title of world champion and more […]

Speedsters will represent Stanwood, Camano Island at derby

HeraldNet  By Sara Bruestle |  July 18, 2021 After winning the 14th Stanwood-Camano Island Soap Box Derby, Avery Rochon and Camden Tatarian will race at the big event in Akron, Ohio. CAMANO ISLAND — She’s the Queen of the Hill. He’s the King of the Hill. Avery Rochon and Camden Tatarian are the winners of […]

Racers find fun at the soap box derby race

By Evan Caldwell |  June 22, 2021 Virginia Sanita popped out of her soap box derby car wearing a giant smile. “I love this. Just love it,” the 9-year-old said. “I’m usually nervous at the top, but I’m exploding with excitement while I’m going down the track.” Sanita was one of 76 racers to battle […]

Soap box derby set to return

By Evan Caldwell |  April 6, 2021 Arrowhead Ranch got the green flag to host the Stanwood Camano Island Soap Box Derby. The 14th annual derby, which was shut down last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be back June 19. In 2019, more kids and their families were involved in the soap box […]

The Great Northwest Glass Quest 2021

Open for questing Friday through Sunday 12 pm – 3 pm (2/12-14 & 2/19-21) Clue #1 It gets muddy at Arrowhead Ranch. Make sure you wear your boots!   Clue #2 One of our 3 rules here at the Ranch.   Clue #3  Informer 48.2344665 -122.473663   Clue #4  “Aww, She Looks Like A Chip […]

‘I like going fast’: Camano soap box derby racer keeps collecting trophies

By Mazey Servin-Obert |  October 20, 2020     Ronan Johnson wasn’t immediately good at soap box derby racing. The 9-year-old Camano Island boy was eliminated in his first two rounds at the old Stanwood course in 2011. It didn’t matter. He was hooked. “I like going fast, and the Stanwood track was perfect for […]