All-American Soap Box Derby in Ohio is off and running

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Kelsey Settles won the Rally Masters Division in the All-American Soap Box Derby on Saturday.

The 18-year-old from Owensboro, Kentucky, raced in a car honoring late aunt Connie Leonard, who died from breast cancer in 2012. The car, which won best paint job in 2012, had a large pink bow along with the motto ''Fight Like a Girl.''

Settles was one of three champions from Kentucky, marking the first time anyone from the state won. Fifteen-year-old Tyler Peterson of Bowling Green topped the Rally Super Stock field, and 11-year-old Lukas A. Ramey of Hanson topped the Rally Stock competition.

Arlington, Massachusetts, had a champion in Local Masters for the second straight year as 16-year-old Bailey Martin won. Other Local champions were Rochester West, New York's, Karlye Murphy in Super Stock and Annabelle Herron of Roanoke, Virginia, in Stock. Both are 10 years old.

A field of 418 racers from around the United States and representing countries as far away as Japan and New Zealand competed in hot and windy conditions.

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