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St. Sebastian team competes at Derby Downs

6/26/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of St. Sebastian Parish School
WEST AKRON — The St. Sebastian “Derby Dogs,” a team of fifth-grade students who spent this past spring building a Soap Box Derby car, raced their car in the fifth annual Gravity Racing Challenge.

St. Sebastian’s team finished in the top 32 overall in the Super Stock division at the event, which took place in May at Derby Downs.

Members of the team, shown above, included: Connor Beaven, Matthew Dennee, Jimmy Gupta, Connor Hochstetler, Colin Jaroch, Nik Kil, Miles Newland, Alex Raita, Madalyne Sinley and Brody Toth.

According to team officials, each member of the team had a chance to go down the track in a derby car during team week activities a few days before the race. On race day, St. Sebastian’s car was driven by Beaven, while the rest of the team served as the pit crew.

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