Kids' soapbox derby entertains

20:05, Mar 23 2014
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Braden Palmer from Massey High School.
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Blake Holyoake from Saint Kentigern School.
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Tommy McKinnon from Bruce McLaren Intermediate.
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Vince Inta from Rutherford High School.
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Ambrose Young-Hill from Hobsonville School.
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Teagan Kettlewell from Swanson School.
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Maddie Pester from Massy High School
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Jordan Warren from Saint Kentigern School.
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Charlie Thomlinson from Saint Kentigern School.
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Tenaya Smerdon from Meadowbank Primary School.
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Robbie Craig from Bruce McLaren Intermediate.
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Sebastian Zalkalnins from Hobsonville Primary.

Despite a hiccup with the weather last week the  2014 West Auckland Soapbox Derby was finally able to go ahead in Westgate.

Entrants from a variety of Eastern and western schools hurtled down the hill in their purpose built go karts.

Tommy McKinnon from Bruce McLaren Intermediate shared the fastest time of the day with Samantha Skelly of Waitakere College, both clocking times of 26.25 seconds.

This week finalists from around Auckland will be decided and the fastest racers will meet at the end of the month in Whangaparaoa to battle it out at the national finals.

The national winner will represent New Zealand in Ohio, USA for the All American Soapbox Derby finals.

Check out the gallery for photos of the day's thrills and spills.

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