Day at the races

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From left, volunteer and sideline supporters Butch Zindel and John Lesinski pose with Jacob Newlin, 9-year-old rookie driver of the Rappahannock County Lunch Bunch car in last weekend’s Soap Box Derby championship in Culpeper, and Rappahannock Soap Box chief organizer Thom Pellikaan, following the weekend’s races. Jacob, who lives in Castleton and is a third-grader at Rappahannock County Elementary School, came up short in the trophy department but won the support of many race goers. He plans to compete again next year, along with his 15-year-old brother Ethan, who drove the Castleton VFD car.

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