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Local Young Soap Box Derby Star

By: Christina Vitale Email
By: Christina Vitale Email

Arryn Evans is one of the toughest girls to hit the road in her stock car." My friends grandpa started her and my dad wanted me to go and watch one of her races, and then I liked it so my dad wanted to try it. Then I just loved it."

Now the 12-year-old soap box derby racer is the third best in the nation in her division. But for her it's not all about winning, there are other benefits gained from the sport. "It's fun to compete with different people, and I just like to meet new people."

Fun aside it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to get where she is today. Evans says, "I just drive my car down the road in front of my house and then my dad he brought takes me to practice."

It's a team effort, Arryn's father, Joey Evans, plays a key role in his daughter's success on the course. "We spend a lot of time together. We were gone it seemed like every weekend for the last 6 months on the road racing. We are just all ways together." And even more time will be spent together as Arryn and her father gear up for the world championships in Akron Ohio.


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