Oswald was the starter.
From his window above the track he opened the race by firing the starting gun. It is believed that the first shot was not properly heard by all the drivers. In the following confusion, Oswald fired the gun two more times, but the race was already underway.
Kennedy got off to a bad start.
da The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Considered as a Downhill Motor Race
di J.G Ballard
Barabbas, slated to race, was scratched.
Pilate, the starter, pulling out his clepsydra or water clock, an operation which wet his hands unless he had merely spit on them – Pilate gave the send-off.
Jesus got away to a good start.
da The Crucifixion Considered As An Uphill Bicycle Race
di Alfred Jarry
Qui entrambi i racconti da leggere in parallelo.