Cariboo GM technician Leo Nieuwland and service consultant Danya Gizakoff prepare for the soap box races on Friday.

Cariboo GM technician Leo Nieuwland and service consultant Danya Gizakoff prepare for the soap box races on Friday.

Free soap boxe races Friday

The third annual Cariboo GM Soap Box Derby will hit the pavement this Friday, June 20 at the local dealership.

The third annual Cariboo GM Soap Box Derby will hit the pavement this Friday, June 20 at the local dealership.

“It’s been growing [since we started it],” said Cariboo GM sales manager Lorne Doerkson. “Last year we had in the area of 300 people here and we probably had about 20 to 25 racers.”

The event starts at 6 p.m. and it is completely free. There will be a Chevy Grillverado barbecue by donation with funds going to Williams Lake’s “Brayden Methot’s Get Mobile Fund,” after he was critically injured June 9 in a vehicle incident.

“Anyone can come — it’s for kids, 16 and under,” Doerkson said. “We’ll have three weight classes and participants must have a helmet, and they must have a cart that has brakes.”

For anyone without a cart, Doerkson said they have plenty on hand for kids to try out.

Additionally, the Lakers Car Club and the Horsepower Hooligans will be on hand displaying their flashy rides.

 

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