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Corbin Bersen takes photos at the starting line of the All-American Soap Box Derby in this July 23, 2011 file photo. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
(From left) Six-year-olds Marcus Wells, Adam Getts, and Matthew Wells, all from Indianapolis, try to beat the heat by playing video games under their umbrellas at Derby Downs on Wednesday in Akron. They all were waiting for their siblings to have their racers checked out before competing in the upcoming All-American Soap Box Derby. Adam's brother in the race is Bradley and Marcus and Matthew's brothers in the race are Marlon and Geordan. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
Local masters champ Jordan Moores, 10, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky cools off in front of the fan in the garage at Topside Wednesday at Derby Downs. (Karen Schiely /Akron Beacon Journal)
Local masters champ Calvin Lischkeit , 13, of Berlin, Germany endures the heat as his team makes adjustments to his car at Topside Wednesday at Derby Downs. (Karen Schiely /Akron Beacon Journal)
Pat Murphy puts the cover onto a car piloted by his daughter, Kristi, 20, during practice for the Ultimate Speed racers on Wednesday at Derby Downs in Akron. (Michael Chritton/Akron Beacon Journal)