Carmel Valley youth wins Orange Crate Derby

Carmel Valley resident Zander Samarasinghe, left in red car, won the Orange Crate Derby held in Chula Vista. Courtesy photo

Carmel Valley resident Zander Samarasinghe won the “Orange Crate Derby” held last weekend in Chula Vista.

His car, “Fire and Ice,” was built by his uncle, Jim Pendleton of Coronado, in the 1980s. It was the oldest car in the event.

Children from all over San Diego County competed in this family event. It was the 35th year for San Diego’s Orange Crate Derby.