Mentor Teen Wins Soap Box Derby Title

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The All-American Soap Box Derby took place this past weekend in Akron.

A local high school freshman is the new title holder of the Local Super Stock Division.

Bryce Volpe, of Mentor, made his Soap Box Derby debut last weekend. He visited the Fox 8 News in the Morning crew to talk about his experience.

It was challenging for the 14-year-old as he battled his way through five single elimination rounds.

He raced against his competitors on a 989 foot track, which was slick from rain.

Volpe triumphed over competitors from New York and North Dakota to win the trophy, making him the first in his family to win a world title.

Both his sister and step-sister are past soap box derby qualifiers.

His car will soon be on display in a museum, but he brought it to Fox 8 to give Stefani Schaefer a sneak peek at what goes into building a derby car.

The web team caught up with Volpe off-set to get a behind-the-scenes look into derby life.

Watch the video below to see what he had to say were his favorite aspects of racing.

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