Sunday, May 16, 2021

Schuylkill County Youth Compete in Pottsville Soap Box Derby

After being cancelled in 2020, the "Thrill on the Hill", the 44th Annual Pottsville Soap Box Derby returned on Saturday.

Thirty youth from around Schuylkill County for the chance to move onto the next level of competition in Akron, Ohio where the winner will compete against racers from across the county.

Each of this year's participants was broken down into three divisions and sponsored by a local business.  

The participants and sponsors included:

Stock Division

  • (WINNER) Zachary Snyder sponsored by Pottsville Auto Parts, Inc
  • Evan Becker - Womer's Garage, Autism Awareness
  • Rilynn Brennan - Rhinno Linings
  • Cole Daubert - Law Offices of Lipkin Marshall Bohorad & Thornburg
  • Tyler (TJ) Donatti Jr. - Hammer's Towing
  • Collin Kadingo - Womer's Garage, Inc. (Black)
  • Jaxon Kline - Mattera's 88m
  • Nicholas Kurchock Jr. - Berks Fire & Water
  • Mallory LeBlanc - Schuylkill County Scream Queens
  • Elise Lipton - Barbie's Thirty-One
  • Gavin Lutsky - USS Achey's
  • Brady Moran - Sadowski Orthodontics
  • Joshua O'Toole - City of Pottsville Police
  • William Riegle - Naftzinger Auto Wrecking
  • Rylen Rupp - M&T Bank
  • Mackaiden Sinko - Losch Services
  • Zachary Snyder - Pottsville Auto Parts
  • Jace Thomas - Sommer Inc. 
  • Preston Webber - Mattera's 17m

Super Stock Division 

  • (WINNER) Brennan Sullivan sponsored by Sommer, Inc. Dragon Car
  • Triston Chiccine - Sommer Inc.
  • Abigial Geiger - Womer's Garage/Engle Signs
  • Brody Kline - Tropp Contracting Inc. in Memory of Donny Tropp
  • Addison Moyer - Engle Signs
  • Jasmine Moyer - Clara's Cruiser in Memory of Clara Berkheiser
  • Jayden Moyer - Detweiler Towing
  • Keegan Moyer - Bobby Womer Special 64
  • Madison Purcell - The Sweet Sled
  • Brogan Rooney - M&T Bank
  • Layla Witzen - Joe Culley Special
  • Connor Womer - Womer's Garage

Masters Division - Aiden Finn sponsored by Womer’s Garage, Inc.

  • Giovanna Chiccine - Chicora Family
  • Angel Geiger - Troop Contracting/Fisher Tree Service
  • Riley Moran - Spirit of Mechanicsville
  • Coal Reichert - West End Precision
  • Alexandria Womer - Womer's Garage in Memory of Barbara Womer 

All three racers will compete in the International Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio on July 23rd!!

Photo/Video/Story by J. Reed


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