Cole Skerry (left)

Cole Skerry (left)

Williams Lake Soap Box Derby a hit

The first ever Soap Box Derby in Williams Lake went off without a hitch.

  • Jun. 27, 2012 11:00 a.m.

The first ever Soap Box Derby in Williams Lake went off without a hitch.

Several kids and their cars arrived ready to roll 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 Lakers Car Club was on hand with several of its hot rods.

Lorne Doerkson, sales manager and partner at Cariboo GM, said the event was a hit as a busy crowd lined the sidewalks to catch the racers descend down the course.

“A great time was had by all,” he said. “It really was a fun evening with great attendance. Many people suggested they would be building cars for next year!”

Racers were paired off by weight and age into competitive classes.

There, Nathanael Sachetti proved to be the fastest soap box of the night to win the ‘A’ class.

In the ‘B’ class Landon Brink took the top spot, while Zoe Wasstrom won the ‘C’ class. The ‘D’ event winner was Colin Llewllyn, while Ty Tugnum won the ‘E’ division.

Weston Becker also received a trophy for having the best looking soap box and for being the only contestant in a wheelchair.

All of the proceeds from the event were donated to Kids Running for Kids.