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Superkids Soap Box

July 16, 2016

I've had the pleasure of covering this event twice in the last month. Both the local and national Superkids Soap Boxing---a race put on for kids with special needs. 

Superkid Sydney Pamer of Barberton West Elementary and copilot Travis Adkins pose for a picture together during the SuperKids Classic at the Soap Box Derby Downs on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Akron. About 30 children with disabilities competed throughout the day. The top three racers will advance to the National Super Kids race in July. (Akron Beacon Journal/Leah Klafczynski) 

Sarah Memberg of Medina, Ohio is buckled into her helmet before racing at the National Super Kids Classic Soap Box Derby on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Derby Downs in Akron. Children with special needs from all over the country and Canada raced alongside local copilots. (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal)

Superkid Matthew Charles Sakeagak of Ridge Brook Elementary and copilot PJ Moore take their starting position at the SuperKids Classic at the Soap Box Derby Downs on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Akron. About 30 children with disabilities competed throughout the day. The top three racers will advance to the National Super Kids race in July. (Akron Beacon Journal/Leah Klafczynski) 

Superkids compete at the National Super Kids Classic Soap Box Derby on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Derby Downs in Akron. Children with special needs from all over the country and Canada raced alongside local copilots. (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal)

Superkid Elise Brunkalla of Jackson Memorial Middle School races with copilot Stephanie Getz during the SuperKids Classic at the Soap Box Derby Downs on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Akron. About 30 children with disabilities competed throughout the day. The top three racers will advance to the National Super Kids race in July. (Akron Beacon Journal/Leah Klafczynski) 

Superkid Nicolas Scherer of Field High School and copilot Mckenna Shanklin wait for the start of the race at the SuperKids Classic at the Soap Box Derby Downs on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Akron. About 30 children with disabilities competed throughout the day. The top three racers will advance to the National Super Kids race in July. (Akron Beacon Journal/Leah Klafczynski) 

Superkid Sarah Memberg of Ella Canavan Elementary and copilot Jillian Moore near the finish during the SuperKids Classic at the Soap Box Derby Downs on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Akron. About 30 children with disabilities competed throughout the day. The top three racers will advance to the National Super Kids race in July. (Akron Beacon Journal/Leah Klafczynski) 

Superkid Brian Kisner of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania races with his copilot Sarah Kolesar of Green at the National Super Kids Classic Soap Box Derby on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Derby Downs in Akron. Children with special needs from all over the country and Canada raced alongside local copilots. (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal)

Tenessee Superkid fan Richard Thomasson (center), 7, cheers on racers with his bell while Marie Thomasson (left) takes a picture on her phone at the National Super Kids Classic Soap Box Derby at the Derby Downs in Akron. Children with special needs from all over the country and Canada raced alongside local copilots. (Leah Klafczynski/Special to the Akron Beacon Journal) 

Superkid Alayna Flack of Woodbridge Middle School (right) takes first against Katy Loughney (left), homeschooled, during the SuperKids Classic at the Soap Box Derby Downs on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Akron. About 30 children with disabilities competed throughout the day. The top three racers will advance to the National Super Kids race in July. (Akron Beacon Journal/Leah Klafczynski) 

Superkid Melanie "Super Girl" Velez of Staten Island, New York is helped out of her car post race alongside copilot Jay Moore of Ravenna at the National Super Kids Classic Soap Box Derby on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Derby Downs in Akron. Children with special needs from all over the country and Canada raced alongside local copilots. (Leah Klafczynski/Akron Beacon Journal)

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