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Monett youngster claims derby title

Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Future racing legend. Christian Johnson, age 6, of Monett, won first place honors in the Cubs Scout Pack #140 local and regional match car derbies. Johnson raced against seven competitors at the local derby in Monett and 21 racers in the regional derby held in Carthage. All participants in the derbies took a similar kit car and had to mold it into a sleek racing machine that did not exceed five ounces in weight. Johnson, with the aid of his father, Randy Johnson, used a drill, saw, sander and paint in the construction of his racing speedster. Christian stated that he "sanded a lot" and "enjoyed painting his car the most." [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
Future racing legend. Christian Johnson, age 6, of Monett, won first place honors in the Cubs Scout Pack #140 local and regional match car derbies. Johnson raced against seven competitors at the local derby in Monett and 21 racers in the regional derby held in Carthage. All participants in the derbies took a similar kit car and had to mold it into a sleek racing machine that did not exceed five ounces in weight. Johnson, with the aid of his father, Randy Johnson, used a drill, saw, sander and paint in the construction of his racing speedster. Christian stated that he "sanded a lot" and "enjoyed painting his car the most." [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]



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