Nat and John came in 2nd place, and got silver medals. They had a special medal for John, figuring the 'tard needed a consolation prize, and his car smoked all but one of theirs.
He has been wearing his two medals all day, the silver for speed, and a bronze for his car (which looks like shit) looking good.
The faces on the older kids and their parents were stunned when his car smoked theirs. Same with Nat. They used a laser to time them, but I didn't need one to see that damn, those were some fast cars. And I had had to reglue one of Nat's axles back on just that morning cuz she had been dicking around.
Guys were checking out the cars to detect the secret. Let the kid do the work themselves, dickhead. No secret.
So, the kids have been walking on air all day, and making a point of showing off their medals and ribbons.
Good. They earned it.