Luke Tirrell wins Boyne July 4 soap box derby

The annual Boyne City July 4th Soap Box Derby fun race featured 20 cars and drivers from across Michigan and from Florida this year.

SUBSCRIBERS ALSO HAVE ACCESS TO THE PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS YEAR’S RACES

 

Luke Tirrell, age 7, from Marco Island, Fla., driving in his first soap box derby race, won not only the sport division, but beat other winners to win the coveted Grand Championship.

Luke attributed much of his success to wearing his ninja turtle helmet.

When asked if his helmet was a turtle helmet, Luke responded, “No, ninja warrior!”

The Boyne City Soap Box Derby Racing Commission would like to thank the participants of the derby school on July 3 and race on July 4, the car sponsors, and all the volunteers that make this annual event a success and a unique part of the annual Boyne City Fourth of July celebration.

Following are the race results:
Stock Division:
1st Luke Tirrell (7), Marco Island, Fla.
2nd Phillip Banner (12), Boyne City
3rd Eli Odle (10), Applegate

Super Stock Division:
1st Eric Mansfield, Boyne Falls (10)
2nd Leona Follette (14), Boyne City
3rd Grant Tirrell (10), Marco Island, Fla.

Master’s Division:
1st Hunter Lacusta (12), Boyne City
2nd Wyatt Melvin (15), Boyne City
3rd Erin Smith ( 14), Boyne City

Grand Champion:
Luke Terrill (7), Marco Island, Fla.

 

 

 

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