Local soap box derby racers place at world championships

Local soap box derby racers won more hardware in several events last week at the 84th All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio.   Ronan Johnson of Camano Island won the All-Star Masters Division title. This trophy comes a year after the racer won the Rally Masters 3-Lane Challenge and the Legacy World Championships at the [...]

78 kids battle on the track for soap box derby title

Bella Siddle is heading back to Akron.   Siddle won the super stock division Saturday at the 15th annual Windermere Stanwood-Camano Soap Box Derby on Camano Island to win a trip to the 84th annual All-American Soap Box Derby Race Week in Akron, Ohio, taking place July 17-23.   Last year, Siddle won the All-American [...]

What to Do in Washington State in June

June brings us summer days, so race toward them in a soap box car or atop a queen mattress with the month’s best and oddest festivals. DELICIOUSLY LATE SUNSETS translate into more time to romp about festivals this summer in Washington. Many events have come roaring back after pandemic cancellations, and perhaps there will even be sunshine.   Chinook Fest […]

It’s The ‘Thud’ Of It – Axe Throwing hailed as bowling for the 21st Century

Axe throwing, hailed as bowling for the 21st Century, comes to Everett and Camano Island Story by Megan Campbell Everett Daily Herald | Washington North Coast Magazine Winter 2021   Arrowhead Ranch on Camano Island, 615 Arrowhead Road, was founded in 2016 by Randy and Marla Heagle. It hosts the Stanwood and Camano Island Soap […]

From The Show Jet Set T.V. – Arrowhead Ranch & Axe Throwing

We all know Nikki likes a little competition but neither Bobby or Nikki had ever thrown an axe, so now they’re putting their skills to the test! Who will win? Find out in this clip from Arrowhead Ranch.   Watch the full episode HERE.

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 […]