PHOTO GALLERY: Soap Box Derby dominates Broadway on Sunday
Sunday, June 13, 2010 | 6:11 p.m. CDT;
updated 8:38 a.m. CDT, Monday, June 14, 2010
TJ the Tiger and Tim Fete, chairman of Children's Health at University Hospital, take off down Broadway during the third and final celebrity race for Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby Race on Sunday. Fete, originally slated to race Dan Rothery, CEO of Boone Hospital & Clinics, beat the tiger by 5.591 seconds.
Competitors, ages 8 to 17, competed Sunday in the Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby on Broadway. Races started at 8:30 a.m. and were free to everyone to watch.
The event was organized by the Downtown Optimist Club.
Kelsey Zwonitzer, 15, receives last-minute advice from her brother Michael, 22, at the start line during the Super Stock division of the Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby Race on Sunday. The first time Kelsey raced in Columbia, she won, leading her to compete in the All American Soap Box Derby Race in Akron, Ohio.
Casey Glaude, 12, and James Duncan, 14, take off down Broadway during the Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby Race, super stock division, on Sunday. Overall heat winners are determined by the best of two races, alternating lanes to ensure fairness. In this race, Duncan beat Glaude by .730 seconds.
Sam Williams, 8, secures the left rear tire of his Soap Box Derby car before his father, Dan Williams, 36, moves his car to the starting line. Prior to racing, opponents must swap two tires to ensure fairness. A coin toss determines which two.
To pick up speed, racers crouch down into their cars. Here, Levi Slate, 13, and James Duncan, 14, race in their super stock derby cars as they sail down Broadway during the Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby Race on Sunday. Overall heat winners are determined by the best of two races, alternating lanes to ensure fairness. Duncan won the overall heat by .374 seconds.
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