Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

SPEEDY LEARNER.(Mountain View)

Nick Martin of the Edgewood area, left, races against Chance Steele in the stock division of the 15th Annual Rio Rancho All-American Soap Box Derby on Saturday.

Nine-year-old Nick Martin of the Edgewood area didn't take long to master the Soap Box Derby.

Martin won the stock division event in Saturday's 15th Annual Rio Rancho All-American Soap Box Derby in just his second year in the competition. The win earned him a trip to Akron, Ohio, for the national championships next month.

"My dad taught me a few tricks that he noticed from last year's race, and it seemed to work," Martin said. …

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