Perth duo claim Australian National Soapbox Championships in senior and junior divisions in Albany

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Albany juniors Blake Condren and Saleem McNaught battle it out.
Camera IconAlbany juniors Blake Condren and Saleem McNaught battle it out. Credit: Taj Stubber

Perth drivers Sienna Patterson and Estelle Hoffman walked away from the 58th Australian National Soapbox Championships with victories in the senior and junior division respectively on Apex Drive on Sunday.

A total of 23 drivers from Albany and Perth converged on Apex Drive to compete in the 2020 championship, hosted by the Albany Soapbox Club.

Perth senior driver Sienna Patterson defeats Albany duo Fiona Grixti and Tayissa Condren.
Camera IconPerth senior driver Sienna Patterson defeats Albany duo Fiona Grixti and Tayissa Condren. Credit: Taj Stubber
Drivers get towed back up the hill.
Camera IconDrivers get towed back up the hill. Credit: Taj Stubber

Rain delayed the start of the event early in the morning but the action was fast paced once racing began.

In the senior division, 11 drivers took part, including five locals.

Albany junior Kobi Berger.
Camera IconAlbany junior Kobi Berger. Credit: Taj Stubber
Albany Soapbox Club president Larry Puls with junior winner Estelle Hoffman with top four placegetters Isaac Scarey, Saleem McNaught and Christopher Oborne.
Camera IconAlbany Soapbox Club president Larry Puls with junior winner Estelle Hoffman with top four placegetters Isaac Scarey, Saleem McNaught and Christopher Oborne.

Nine locals made up 12 of the competitors in the junior division.

Patterson, from Perth, defeated Albany’s Tayissa Condren while Perth duo Mitchell Lawrence and Jonathon Scarey filled third and fourth respectively in the seniors.

Perth junior Thomas Barron.
Camera IconPerth junior Thomas Barron. Credit: Taj Stubber
Albany Soap Box president Larry Puls with senior winner Sienna Patterson and top four placegetters Tayissa Condren, Mitchell Lawrence and Jonathon Scarey.
Camera IconAlbany Soap Box president Larry Puls with senior winner Sienna Patterson and top four placegetters Tayissa Condren, Mitchell Lawrence and Jonathon Scarey.

Hoffman proved too strong for her rivals across the day, winning the junior division ahead of Isaac Scarey, who was also from Perth.

Albany pair Saleem McNaught and Christopher Oborne finished third and fourth respectively in the juniors.

Albany Soapbox Club congratulated all the drivers, sponsors and volunteers.

Perth winner Sienna Patterson.
Camera IconPerth winner Sienna Patterson. Credit: Taj Stubber
Albany senior Joshua Cunningham defeats Perth's Ashlee Lawrence.
Camera IconAlbany senior Joshua Cunningham defeats Perth's Ashlee Lawrence. Credit: Taj Stubber

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