WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Friends and family of 60 children, from ages eight to seventeen, have lined Constitution Avenue for the 2013 running of the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby Saturday afternoon.
Children will be roaring down Capitol Hill in their homemade Derby cars between New Jersey and Louisiana Avenues, beginning at 9:30 a.m., until champions for the Stock, Super Stock and Masters classes are crowned around 5:30 p.m.
The competition may be young, but it’s fierce; best exemplified by the motto displayed atop the Derby’s Facebook page:
“Some hills are higher, some hills are longer, some are faster; but we race on THE most powerful hill in the world, Capitol Hill!”
While new competitors are welcome, many returning speedsters have been honing their craft for years, and gotten it down to a science.