Racers of all stripes compete in soapbox derby

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rockell Horton, back, and Chloe Cowman race down Sycamore Street during the semi-finals of Saturday’s Kiwanis Club Soapbox Derby. Liliana Castillo Taylor Chavez said she’s going to race in the Clovis Rotary Club Soapbox Derby until she wins or turns 18, whichever comes first. After seven years of racing, Chavez […]

I’m determined to conquer 5K run

Saturday was my second 5K race. I hoped to erase memories of my 37:58, when I pulled up injured and saw other racers driving home while I was still running/walking. Mark Bussen, a coach at Clovis High School, reassured me by saying, “That’s better than everybody who didn’t show up.” Calming words, but they didn’t […]

Ticket feature: Clovis Soap Box Derby taking place Saturday

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File photo The ninth annual Clovis Soap Box Derby will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday on Sycamore Street. Freedom New Mexico Thirteen youngsters will gather Saturday for the ninth annual Clovis Soap Box Derby. The race begins at 10 a.m. on Sycamore Street near Yucca Middle School. According to Director Larry Erwin, racers are ages […]

Ranch and rodeo invention suggestions

Glenda Price A new product for barrel racers is now available – pop-up barrels. They collapse and fit into a bag a little bigger than a rope can, and when opened up are bottom-weighted so they don’t fall over easily. Besides the portability, those of us with scarred shins from banging into metal barrels will […]

Great Race cruising through Clovis

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Courtesy photo: greatrace.com Drivers in the Great American Race will stop in Clovis Monday for an overnight stay on their way to Anaheim, Calif. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Clovis stands to earn its third Great American City Award in a row, the first city to do so, as the Great American Race passes […]

cc riders: Motorcross a family affair

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Stephen Cameron, 13, of Amarillo relaxed before his race Saturday at the Mounted Patrol Arena. Cameron participated in the 12- to 16-year-old 85cc class. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers Trailers, RVs, tents and hundreds of motorcycles began covering half of the parking area on Saturday morning at the Curry County Fair. […]

Racers getting ready for Soap Box Derby

CNJ staff Young racers are revving up for the fifth annual Clovis Soap Box Derby. The event, which is sponsored by the Clovis Rotary Club, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on Sycamore Street. According to Director Larry Erwin, 15 participants ages 10 to 18 will vie for the right to […]

Clovis racers on their soap box

By Jack King: CNJ Staff Writer Seventeen Clovis youngsters are signed up to race in this year’s Clovis Soap Box Derby, sponsored by the Clovis Rotary Club. The winner of Clovis’ “Gravity Grande Prix” will join more than 400 other young racers for the 67th running of the American Soap Box Derby at Derby Downs […]