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Soup Box Derby: Pontieux, Murray winners

Jason and Kenny Pontieux and Daniel Murray won the three age divisions during the July 28 Brainerd Lakes Downhill Drags Soap Box Derby held on 15th Ave, in Brainerd.

Jason Pontieux won the 6-7 year old division followed by Liam Luther in second, Jazmyn Lavella and Alex Altimirano in fourth. Samuel Stubbe was the consolation champion with Hunter Wheeler the consolation runner up.

Kenny Pontieux won the 8-9 year old division with Sydney Johnson in second, Faith Ruikka in third and Miranna Merritt in fourth.

Daniel Murray bested Ben Wasson to win the 10-12 division.

Charles Arvidson placed third, Kristen Pontieux was fourth and Angelica Roberts was the consolation championship.

The Soap Box Derby is put on the by the Brainerd Parks and Recreation department, which wishes to thank the residents near the race area for the use of the street.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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