The community of Carbon saw an impressive turn out for The Carbon Legion 161 Soapbox Derby.
The Soapbox Derby hosted in Carbon on Essex Street saw racers ages 7- 12, 13- 17 and adults race home made vehicles downhill across the finish line.
"It felt really scary because I thought I would hit a rock and spin out," said seven year old Hayden Peever, who raced the soapbox Lighting Bolt. Peever's dad helped him build Lighting Bolt and Peever was excited that his derby car did very well.
Another young racer by the name Hunter Howland also did well with his soapbox, Herbie, coming in at a good time.
"22 Seconds," said Howland, as his dad stood proudly next to him.
The hill saw faster vehicles hit a total time of 19.49 seconds but Peever recalls the moment getting down to the bottom of the hill.
"I was kind of scared, then I was happy," he said.
There was no Alfalfa fighting for romance or Spanky getting into trouble. Just some good old fashioned creativity and a good time.
Final results of the derby are as follows:
Legion Pelican 19.49
Poke Car -19.58
Carbon Fire Dept.- 20.20
The Mystery Machine -20.46
13 -17 yrs
1st Bryce Rogers
Legion Pelican - 22.93
Carbon Fire Dept. -25.46
Legion Pelican -20.38
The Mystery Machine- 20.61
Legion Pelican- 20.63
Best Decorated Car
Anna Houlind- Twisted Unicorn #18