Soap Box Derby hits pavement

The second ever soap box derby in Williams Lake went off without a hitch.

Competitors Michelle Grant and Troy Tutt Whitelock were among dozens who competed in the second annual Soap Box Derby.

Competitors Michelle Grant and Troy Tutt Whitelock were among dozens who competed in the second annual Soap Box Derby.

The second ever soap box derby in Williams Lake went off without a hitch.

Several kids, along with their homemade cars, arrived ready to rip up the pavement last Friday evening at Cariboo GM on Fourth Avenue. The street was closed and transformed into a race track.

Adding to the festivities guests were treated to a barbecue, and some eye candy, as the staff at Cariboo GM and members of the Lakers Car Club and the Horsepower Hooligans showed off a few of their cars.

Crowds lined the sidewalks to catch the racers descend down the course for trophies, medals and fun.

Racers were paired off by weight and age into competitive classes. Every racer walked away from the event with a medal.

Winning their respective weight classes were Weston Becker, Cameron Prest and Brett Melville.

The hard-luck trophy went to Maria Becker, while Soloman Akeson won the hard-luck medal.

John Paul Albinati and Rene Albinati of the Horsepower Hooligans also built a ‘Mystery Machine’ Scooby-Doo replica soap box van which was raffled off to Jesse Galloway.

Proceeds from the barbecue portion of the soap box races went to the Child Development Centre in Williams Lake.

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