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By Kathleen Stinson
The Staff of The News 

Soapbox Derby winner off to nationals


Last updated 7/5/2022 at 3:45pm

Courtesy photo

Winner of the June 25 running of the Clovis Soap Box Derby, DJ Padilla, 10, with trophy, his racer and Kent Carruthers, president of Citizens Bank, Padilla's sponsor.

It's summer and that means it is time for the All-American, now gone global, tradition of soap box derby races.

Clovis, New Mexico held its local soap box derby race June 25 and 10-year-old DJ Padilla finished First Place. He will go onto the Firs...

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