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Moss Point Soap Box Derby pits Picayune twins against each other

Moss Point Soap Box Derby pits Picayune twins against each other

The Deborah Washington Memorial Soap Box Derby sends four racers to the World Championship
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The Deborah Washington Memorial Soap Box Derby sends four racers to the World Championship

Twins Chloe and Cooper Farmer of Picayune faced off against each other Saturday on Main Street in Moss Point.

There was a little bit of trash talking between the 7-year-olds after Cooper took the first race, but Chloe got her revenge in the second race.

The matchup was in the Deborah Washington Memorial Soap Box Derby, which attracted almost 40 contestants in four categories looking to advance to the world championships on July 16 in Akron, Ohio.

It was the first time for the twins to compete in the derby.

Chloe said her first trip down the ramp was "scary," Cooper said it was "really cool," though crashing into the cones at the end did give him a scare.

Their father, Lucas Farmer, gave the twins an encouraging talk, telling them he was proud of them no matter who won.

Cooper advanced to the next round after the two races.

The kids were mainly interested in getting a treat after the races were over.

The winners of the Derby were:

Stock: Mason Parrish, Hurley

Super Stock: Davis Magee, Pascagoula

Super kids: Henry Waters, Pascagoula

Masters: Karis Fortner, Texas

-- John Fitzhugh

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