Last weekend, for the third year in a row, a team of Dragons raced down Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater’s annual Box Car Rally.
This year’s team included Andrej Kapusta, Caiden Alexander, LouElla Taufer, Andoni Fernandez, Evan Strickling and Madison Damanti. These young dragons built, tested and raced over a dozen teams from across Tampa Bay, all competing for the fastest time and the chance to be called the fastest pee wee team. The event was highlighted by Clearwater’s mayor, George N. Cretekos, visiting with the crew as we prepared for the day’s races.
In the end, after all the races were complete, less than half a second separated the fourteen pee wee competitors from first to last, with the Dragons just missing out on a trophy. From all we learned by watching our fellow racers and seeing how they built their cars, we are looking for victory at next year’s races