Canfield's Parker Lame, 13, has won the world title in the Local Super Stock division on Saturday at the 85th FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron.

This is the first time Parker has competed in this event and he is the first world champion to be crowned from the Youngstown area in the derby's 85 year history.

He also won the AAA three-lane challenge race that same week.

He qualified for the championships by winning the Portage County race on June 17.

According to Bob Troyer, competitors between the ages of 7 and 20 as far as Japan attended the race.

The Soap Box Derby season runs year-round in cities across the United States and overseas culminating with the FirstEnergy All-American Soap
Box Derby.

There are Local and Rally winners in each division, Local winners automatically qualify for the championship race by winning the race in their hometown, while Rally racers accumulate points in rallies held around the United States to earn the chance to compete for a world title.