New Pal races: Spills, thrills and sportsmanship


Cub Master Tom Wilcher falls to the pavement after one of the cars crashed into him during its run. At one point, organizers moved the starting line down the hill because competitors were picking up too much speed. (Kristy Deer / Daily Reporter)

Alex Griffith (left) and Chase Stephens get ready for their downhill ride during the soap box derby meet in New Palestine. The event was held on the Bittner Road hill on Sunday. (Kristy Deer / Daily Reporter)

NEW PALESTINE — The month of May in central Indiana means one thing: racing.

With that thought in mind, New Palestine Cub Scout officials organized their first soap box derby race; local Scouts gathered on the town’s biggest hill, on Bittner Road, to challenge each other.

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