QUINCY — Tony Cornett pauses quite often when talking about the impact of the Super Kids portion of the Quincy Derby on his son, Michael. The emotion, at times, gets the best of him. “This is such a great event, and Michael loves it,” Tony explained. “You can see it in his eyes how excited […]
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There is no arguing Vogel’s success in the Quincy Derby — formerly known as the Soap Box Derby — has been unparalleled. The 13-year-old enters Saturday’s event with six straight championships in the Stock Division and will be a prohibitive favorite to add to her derby cache.
Once known as the Soap Box Derby, organizers Ray Wilson and Aiden McDonnell are in the process of helping coordinate an exercise with local grade schoolers that not only introduces them to racing but accents science, technology engineering, mathematics and teamwork. It’s called the DigiCar program and is currently being used by fourth- and fifth-graders at St. Dominic, Blessed Sacrament and St. Peter parochial schools.