PHOTOS: 2019 Ucluelet Soapbox Derby
Racers Bodey Hasz, right lane, and Khan Furey rocket down Bay Street in the final heat of the revived Ucluelet Soapbox Derby. Hasz, 11, went on to win Saturday’s fun, four-wheeled event with his understated kit-car called ‘Number Nine’. Furey, 7, placed second out of 48 other young racers and Bo Smith was third. (Nora O’Malley / Photos) Hasz, 11, went on to win Saturday’s fun, four-wheeled event with his understated kit-car called ‘Number Nine’. Furey, 7, placed second out of 48 other young racers and Bo Smith was third. The judges taking care of business. Destined to be an annual thing, the Soapbox Derby come to life thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Mayco Noel from the Ucluelet Rent It Centre and Lara Kemps from the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce. There were some minor crashes, but thankfully no major ones. The DeLorean was a crowd favourite. Young speed demon burns down the race lane. Kudos to Jacqueline Holliday for volunteering as the finish line flagger. Ucluelet’s mayor Mayco Noel presents the trophies to the top three. Mason holds focus in his Turbo Turtle derby car. RCMP and Subtidal Adventures racers. Young racer-in-training. Maybe next year Quinn will be big enough to speed down the track. Tuff City Radio racer. Just one more race… One more race!
On Sept. 21, the bottom of Ucluelet’s Bay Street was a high action environment as over 40 youngsters zipped down the pavement in DIY soapbox race cars.
Ucluelet Mayor Mayco Noël teamed up with councillor Lara Kemps to rejuvenate this community event they both fondly remember participating in as kids.
Despite the somewhat rainy morning, a warm crowd of locals and visitors showed up to watch the fun unfold.