Boy Scout prepares for the Soap Box Derby World Championships in Akron, Ohio again!

GRANITE FALLS, NC (July 3, 2018)…Cole Heavner, got into the winners circle this year at the Morganton Soap Box Derby race held at the Burke County Fairgrounds on May 5, 2018 and will go on to race at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio.

Cole Heavner, 10, took first place in the Masters division.  The Arrow of Light Cub Scout in Pack 260 has been racing for 4 years and took first beating out 11 other teams. After losing late in Quarter Finals, Cole had to make a comeback and beat the driver out of the winners’ bracket twice. 

Cole has represented North Carolina 2 other times in the Stock and Super Stock Divisions at Derby Downs.  His most success came in 2016 when he finished 2nd in the world, beating out 95 other drivers from around the world in the Super Stock Division.  The Masters Division is usually filled by Drivers that are 15-18 yrs old, so Cole will have to face very experienced drivers in Ohio this July 21st.

Scouting and Soap Box racing is a family affair for the Heavners.  Dad (Chuck Heavner) is Scoutmaster for Troop 263 and Cub Master for Pack 260 both in Granite Falls. Mom (Kelly) serves as Committee member for the Troop and Assistant Cub Master for the Pack. His two brothers Cory and Kyle have also represented North Carolina at Derby Downs in previous years.  Most of the help with the cars come from Harvey Hartley, their Grandpa.  Harvey is retired from Lenoir’s Army National Guard and thoroughly enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and constructing the cars.

Thank you to Chuck Heavner for this press release…Good Luck Cole!!!