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Late replacement takes soap box derby


June 16, 2019

Kevin Wilson

Jacoby Bamforth, right, gets a lead on Gabbi Mueth as the two race in one of their Clovis Soap Box Derby heats. Racers go against each other twice, alternating between the right and left starting blocks, and the racer with the lowest combined time moves to the next round of the bracket.

CLOVIS - On one of the quickest days in Clovis Soap Box Derby history, John Bamforth was the quickest.

Bamforth, a late replacement who had never operated a soap box car before this week, defied the odds and bested the field Saturday to earn the d...

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