WESTMINSTER — Christoph Koenig earned a trip to Akron, Ohio, by winning Westminster's first Annual Soap Box Derby Saturday on Locust Street.
With the victory, the 12-year-old Owings Mills, Baltimore County, resident becomes the first Carroll competitor to qualify for the American Soap Box Derby race, which will take place Aug. 10.
It was 57 years ago that Dayton, Ohio, played host to the first All-American Soap Box Derby.
Koenig, racing his "Zero Tolerance" car, reached the finals of the double elimination derby without a defeat. Ryan Devilbiss, an eighth-grader at East Middle School, advanced from the losers' bracket.