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Humpy 500 racers take to the track indoors

Six teams raced brightly decorated plastic salmon roe containers down a ramp at Petersburg’s community gym Saturday. The annual Humpy 500 race took a year off from the 55-gallon drum go carts normally raced down the hill on main street because of the road construction. Nevertheless, some devoted racers turned out to send their creations down a large plywood ramp indoors.

Joe Viechnicki spoke with the contestants.


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1st place in costumes went to Lucas Dormer and the Prince of PFI and Ocean Beauties Team. 2nd place went to Trinty Davis and the Team Super Sea Urchins and 3rd place went to Althea Malone and Team Blue Fin Tuna.

In Best of Show, 1st place went to Julia Murph and Team Despicable Shark. 2nd place went to Allie Davis and Team Clamerous Clams and third place went to Andrew Weller with Team Hammerhead Torpedo.

The race winners were the Super Sea Urchins. Second fastest car was the Clamerous Clams and third place was Hammerhead Torpedo.

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Two first places: Best Arts reporting Best Business reporting One second place: Best Single Story reporting. Congrats! We knew you were awesome.