Hampden's Stephen Bruen and Houlton's Yvonne Henderson are heading to Akron, Ohio next month and the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships.

The 11-year-old Bruen won the Stock Division title in Houlton over the weekend.

The 16-year-old Henderson won the Super Stock Division title.

Soap Box Derby 2018 Yvonne Henderson
Northern Maine Soap Box Derby Photo / Yvonne Henderson (Houlton) Super Stock Winner

Both youngsters will compete in Akron from July 15th through the 21st for for the right to be called world champ in their division of racing.

The Soap Box Derby has been around for 81 years. Youngsters, with help from parents, get a car kit and have to assemble the soap box car. Down the hill the youngsters race, from local competition to Akron each July.

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