Speeding allowed on Grant Street during Soap Box Derby

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) Vehicles moving at a high rate of speed closed down part of West Lafayette’s Grant Street Saturday.

Those responsible were 32 drivers, ages 7 to 18, who glided down the hill as part of Greater Lafayette’s Soap Box Derby. Each car in the race was constructed by drivers last month. They each built their vehicles from a kit, assembling it identically to others in the race.

The drivers put their heads down to gain speed, letting the slope of the street and the cheers of the crowd take them on a wild ride.

“I was really nervous at first. But once I got down the ramp, it was actually really fun,” said 12-year-old Jessica Perez. “You could hear the people cheering, and it suddenly faded and you’re going straight down the hill.”

A handful of winners in the stock and super stock divisions will move on to the All-American Soap Box Derby in Ohio next month.

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