Racing on Route 66

by Kerri Fernsworth '02

APU's School of Business and Management was successful at "Returning the Kicks to Route 66," at the seventh annual Canyon City Classic. The races began at 10 a.m. on Azusa Avenue, south of Foothill (Route 66) on Saturday, April 13.

Thirty-eight contestants entered races in two categories: "Kitty Races" for participants under 7 years old and "No Holds Barred" for all other participants. Roger Felix was the winner in the latter competition. He credits his win to a former career in aerospace technology. "Everything has to be precision," said Felix of his secret to success.

More than a soapbox race, the event was a street fair for downtown Azusa. It is an opportunity for relationships between businesses and customers to be created and strengthened as well as have some fun. With bounce houses, a dunk tank, skate park, classic car show, and live entertainment, many families enjoyed the day in their community.