Life in the fast lane


Life in the fast lane
  1. Life in the fast lane
    paradisepost.com
    PARADISE>>For over 50 years, the same long wooden track still draws cheers and excitement at the Paradise Parks and Recreation Department as boys and girls raced their homemade pinewood derby cars down the lanes on Thursday night.Anticipation, triumph and even some tears were shared as families gathered around the track to watch the…
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Sebastian Delzell (left) and Austin Huber watch their cars fly down the wooden track at the Paradise Parks and Recreation Department on Thursday night.Photo by Eli Stillman

PARADISE>>For over 50 years, the same long wooden track still draws cheers and excitement at the Paradise Parks and Recreation Department as boys and girls raced their homemade pinewood derby cars down the lanes on Thursday night.

Anticipation, triumph and even some tears were shared as families gathered around the track to watch the races.

Recreation Supervisor Jeff Dailey said that the 45-foot-long track has become a bit rickety in its half century lifespan, but still got the job done as nearly 40 entrants competed in the tournament.

“This is one of the best turnouts we’ve had in years,” he said.

The owners of the miniature cars were called up to face off against each other two at a time. While they waited at the end of the track, the race official placed their vehicles atop the sloped wooden course. Whichever car crossed the finish line first and sent up a small checkered flag would move on in the tournament.

Kids worked on their cars leading up to event to make them as fast…

Sebastian Delzell (left) and Austin Huber watch their cars fly down the wooden track at the Paradise Parks and Recreation Department on Thursday night.Photo by Eli Stillman
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