By Jose Rodriguez, Courier Staff Writer
Gravity provided the power, but the racers and the crowd brought the energy last Saturday, as San Francisco hosted the annual Red Bull Soapbox Races.
The races lasted from 1:00-4:00p.m. It was all fun and games for the competitors, and even more fun for the spectators. The admission was free, with the exception of the parking meters. It was worth the time to travel to San Francisco and spend the day watching the races.
The funniest part of the event was the start. At the starting line the racers, got to show off the car and then do a little dance before pushing off and racing down hill.
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Emmett W. Chappelle
(October 25, 1925) is a scientist and researcher who made valuable contributions in several fields: medicine, biology, food science, and astrochemistry.
Emmett Chappelle was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1925. Chappelle lived on a small farm which did not have electricity until he was twelve. He attended a one-room school for several years, but graduated from a small, segregated high school that was a part of the Phoenix Union High School District. He was the top graduate in his 25-student senior class.
Read more about Emmett Chappelle and his induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, free from Nasa.gov.
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