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The LaPorte family gathers around their cardboard Jeep sled. Their trophy is on the hood. (Photo submitted)


LaPortes slide into championship

Monday, March 03, 2014 - Updated: 8:44 PM

LONG LAKE -- The 2014 Adirondack Cardboard Sled Racing Circuit closed with the LaPorte Family from Eagle Bay garnering first place and champion status.

The LaPortes participated in all five of the circuit competitions, accumulating 185 points and taking the title. Races were held in Long Lake, Indian Lake, Old Forge and Inlet with the finale at Oak Mountain Ski Center in Speculator March 1.

Cardboard Racing Champion Bob Lewin captured the title in 2013, but he couldn't outpace the LaPortes, who participated in all five races including the races in Indian Lake and Old Forge held the same day.

Racers scored points for first, second and third places, 10 points for participating in each race and additional points for best decoration.

The LaPorte's Military Police Army Jeep was a solid, fully cardboard construction that bested competitors for speed, appearance and durability.

The LaPorte family traveled over 217 miles along state routes 28 and 30 to participate in the regional circuit, which was conceived and developed by the tourism departments of Long Lake, Inlet, Indian Lake and Old Forge.

Oak Mountain joined this year to make this a one-of-a-kind regional race connecting the towns of the Central Adirondacks. Look for information about the 2015 Cardboard Racing Circuit in the fall.


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