Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
(Above) Katherine Davis, 9, zooms down the raceway during a practice session for next week's Soap Box Derby on Maury Meyers Bridge in Beaumont on Saturday, May 14, 2005.
(Right) Rico Vasquez, 12, (top) prepares his car during a practice session.
(Above) James Rule (left) with YMBL releases the derby cars of Jake Warner, 10, (top) and Walt Spidle, 11, (bottom).
(Left) Raymond Cerda (left) with YMBL tells Matt Guy, 8, (right) to apply his brake after he crosses the finish line.