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NEWARK -- Snow fell outside in large flakes as the heat of friendly
competition lit up a sloped racetrack in one corner of
The Works, where children were spending a
precious afternoon of their spring breaks keeping
their minds busy.
It was the third annual Spring Break Nationals, one
of two annual Pinewood Derby-style racing events
The Works hosts in partnership with National Trail
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Children in two age categories -- 8 and younger, 9 and older -- were
invited to create a race car using K'NEX pieces, then face off
against other children to race their creations down the track, three at
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Paul Osbron helps his grandchildren, Mayce Freidner, 9,
left, Jacob Deibel, 5, center, and Collin Deibel, 7, build
K'NEX cars to race Wednesday at the Spring Break
Nationals at The Works in downtown Newark. Travis
Riedel puts the finishing touches on a K'NEX car
Wednesday at The Works in downtown Newark. / Photos
by Matthew Berry/The Advocate
Plaques went to the top two finishers in
each age category; everyone got certificates
and bragging rights to having created their
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"The designs of some of the cars ... it's
interesting that they have that imagination to
put those things together," said NTR
General Manager Jim Layton, indicating a
particularly distinct, albeit less-thanaerodynamic, vehicle being constructed
Six-year-old Tyler Frank, of Chicago, visited
The Works on Wednesday with his sister, Addy, and grandparents
Elaine and Andy Starinchak, of Westerville.
He took home the top plaque for his age category and was planning
on purchasing the car he'd built.
Although he's more of a Lego fan than K'NEX, he said, he was
pleased his car had made a speedy debut.
"This has been the best fun," his grandmother said.
Kyleigh Clark, 4, of Newark, was the runner-up to Tyler. She used
large wheels to construct her car and "kept testing it and changing
it" until she was satisfied with the design, said her mother, Krista
"It was pretty easy for me," Kyleigh said.
In the older age category, winner Shaylin Wills, 10, of Newark, said
she, too, had undergone several trial-and-error sessions before
constructing the ideal car using four small wheels in a rectangular
configuration with a heavy back end.
"It kept on breaking," she said, adding that a volunteer from The
Works helped her hone the design to its final winning form.
It was her first time competing in Spring Break Nationals, she said.
Her runner-up was 11-year-old Alex Curtis, of Newark.
The event's supervisors were pleased with the turnout and even
admitted to being thankful the snow had kept the young spring
"It was a pretty good crowd this time," Layton said.
Abbey Roy can be reached at (740) 328-8546 or
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