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3 Crowned Champions at 2024 Pottsville Area Soap Box Derby

Winners move on to national event in Akron in July

Nearly 50 drivers from across Schuylkill County waited out a little bit of rain for Saturday’s 2024 Pottsville Area Soap Box Derby.

The Soap Box Derby was held on Laurel Blvd. in Pottsville and consisted of three divisions of racers: Stock, Super Stock, and Masters.

After all the racing was complete, three drivers were crowned champions of those divisions and now advance to the 86th FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships in Akron, Ohio, from July 14-20.

Here are the final results from each of the divisions during Saturday’s running of the Pottsville Area Soap Box Derby:

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Stock Division

Lilah Kadingo, Champion, Stock Division

Top 4 racers in the Stock Division:

  • 1st: Lilah Kadingo
  • 2nd: Evelyn Grustas
  • 3rd: Katherine Riegle
  • 4th: Marcel LeBlanc

Here is a list of all the racers who competed in the Stock Division on Saturday:

Grayson Ebert8PottsvilleMattera's 88m
Rieley Ebert10PottsvilleHumane Fire Company Pottsville
Otto Geiger8PottsvilleSommer, Inc.
Evelyn Grustas7PottsvilleHarach Contracting
Isabelle Grustas9PottsvilleWomer's Garage, Inc.
Grayson Hess12Schuylkill HavenM&T Bank
Carter Houck7PottsvilleRhino Linings
Chiara Hoysock10Schuylkill HavenBarbie's Thirty-One
Lilah Kadingo10PottsvillePioneer Pole Building
Jaxon Kline11PottsvilleMattera's 17m
Marcel LeBlanc10Pine GroveLosch Plumbing
Samara Lutsky10PottsvilleSchuylkill County Scream Queens
Olivia Miller10TamaquaThe Messy Pig Catering
Nathaniel Prezelski10Mountain TopPrezelski Family
Carlie Reightler11Pine GroveHammer's Towing
Katherine Riegle7OrwigsburgNaftzinger Auto Wrecking
Noah Rupp7Schuylkill HavenAttorney James Bohrard
Brantley Sinko9MinersvilleGood Intent Hose Co. Llewellyn
Fletcher Sterling8PottsvilleQuandel Concrete
Chase Tomalavage7Schuylkill HavenUSS Achey's
Dylan Tomalavage10Schuylkill HavenPottsville Auto Parts
Preston Webber11PottsvilleBlue Cree Tree Trimming
Roczen Webber8PottsvilleCity of Pottsville Police

Super Stock Division

Gavin Lutsky, Champion, Super Stock Division

Top 4 racers in the Super Stock Division:

  • 1st: Gavin Lutsky
  • 2nd: Mallory LeBlanc
  • 3rd: Alex Womer
  • 4th: Evan Becker

Here is a list of all the racers who competed in the Stock Division on Saturday:

Breelyn Becker13PottsvilleUSW
Evan Becker14PottsvilleWest End Precision
Lucas Downey10PottsvilleEverlast Roofing
Cole Felty12TamaquaBobby Womer Special
Konner Joseph14PottsvilleFinn Trucking
Collin Kadingo13PottsvilleWomer's Garage & Engle Signs
Mallory LeBlanc12Pine GroveQuandel Concrete
Gavin Lutskey13PottsvilleM&T Bank
Brady Moran11PottsvilleThe Sweet Sled
Jasmine Moyer18PottsvilleClara's Cruiser in Memory of Clara Berkheiser
Jayden Moyer14PottsvilleEngle Signs
Noah Prezelski11Mountain TopPrezelski Family
William Riegle12OrwigsburgNaftzinger Auto Wrecking
Rylen Rupp12Schuylkill HavenFrank Rupp with Mullen Realty
Josh Scott13PottsvilleDetweiler Towing
Zoey Shaner12MinersvilleSommer Inc in Memory of OPA
Mackaiden Sinko13MinersvilleTropp Contracting
Zachary Snyder12PottsvilleGood Will Fire Company, Pottsville
Jace Thomas12PottsvilleFrackville Elks
Alexandria Womer15PottsvilleWomer's Garage, Inc.

Masters Division

Abigail Geiger, Champion, Masters Division

Top 4 racers in the Super Stock Division:

  • 1st: Abigail Geiger
  • 2nd: Brody Kline
  • 3rd: Ryan Examitas
  • 4th: Conner Womer

Here is a list of all the racers who competed in the Masters Division on Saturday:

Ryan Examitas14ShenandoahWomer's Garage, Inc.
Abiegail Geiger17PottsvilleDriving the Spirit of Mechanicsville
Brody Kline15PottsvilleFisher Tree Service & Tropp Contracting
Conner Womer16PottsvilleWomer's Garage, Inc. in Memory of Barbara J Womer

Winners photos submitted by Pottsville Area Soap Box Derby, Feature Image by Coal Region Canary

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