3rd Annual Lake Days – Soap Box Derby Result

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Story and Photos by Malcolm Chalmers (ISN)

June 11, 2013, Courtenay, BC (ISN) – Thursday, June 6, 2013, Stone Ave in Lake Cowichan, BC was the site of the 3rd Annual Lake Days Soap Box Derby Race.

Three age categories of racers took their turn racing each other in a knockout competition for this years winners trophies. Brother and sister drivers Charlie and Jack Crossno along with step father Kyle Althaus piloted the overall fastest Soap box racer built by the family. The soap box car took 1st place in every category.

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Event Organizer, Pastor Terry Hale, awards Jack Crossno his first place trophy in the 10 – 13 age group – Photo by Malcolm Chalmers (ISN)

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Luke Martin and his second place trophy – Photo by Malcolm Chalmers (ISN)

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Trey Hill was awarded third place in the 10 – 13 age group – Photo by Malcolm Chalmers (ISN)

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The winning car and it’s drivers, Charlie Crossno (seated), Jack Crossno and step father Kyle Althaus – Photo by Malcolm Chalmers (ISN)

Second place trophies went to Charlie Vincent, Luke Martin and Triston Hill. Third place went to Jake Kelly, Trey Hill and Wes Kelly. This was the first Year the event had a separate day set aside for time trials, this helped produce some close finishes right to the top of the knock out ladder.

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Alex Rudzik and Charlie Crossno sit ready at the start line in the first race of the evening – Photo by Malcolm Chalmers (ISN)

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Charlie Crossno shows her cars speed from the first race with Alex Rudzik – Photo by Malcolm Chalmers (ISN)

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At the bottom, Charlie Crossno crosses the finish “lime” . . . . I mean finish line with a speed of 28 kph closely followed by Alex Rudzik – Photo by Malcolm Chalmers (ISN)

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Who says racing isn’t scary, this driver has his eyes closed hoping for more speed – Photo by Malcolm Chalmers (ISN)

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Lake Cowichan RCMP keep a close eye on the speeds of the Soap Box Derby cars. Speeds of 35 kph were reached during the races. Fortunately the officers in attendance turned a blind eye to the speeds reached while in the 30kph zone and gave no tickets to the raceIn a grudge match, RCMP Constable Darcy Caston speeds across the finish line first, he was racing the BC Ambulance Service car which came in a distant second.rs. – Photo by Malcolm Chalmers (ISN)

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In a grudge match, RCMP Constable Darcy Caston speeds across the finish line first, he was racing the BC Ambulance Service car which came in a distant second – Photo by Malcolm Chalmers (ISN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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