WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Folks gathered at the Grant Street hill in West Lafayette over the weekend for the Greater Lafayette Soap Box Derby.
Kids from seven years old all the way to nineteen were able to take part in the races.
The derby not only serves as a fun and competitive day for the kids but also helps with vital life skills.
Through the event, kids get the chance to learn the value of hard work and sportsmanship.
They're able to get a car kit and learn how the vehicle works inside and out. They then deck it out and gear up for race day.
McCutcheon Junior Chris Verissimo took part for the first time this year. "If you haven't done it now, I would suggest you do it at least one time in your life," Verissimo told News 18. "It's probably the coolest thing I've ever experienced so far throughout this whole year."
Stock and Super Stock winners from this weekend's races will be eligible to compete at the 83rd First Energy All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio