Tyler Harris, foreground, and Calvin Bennett race for top spot Sunday in the 13-18 category of the Second Annual Riverboat Days Soapbox Derby. This hotly contested match ended in a tie, forcing a second go that went in Bennett’s favour for the championship. In the Kids Category Danielle Weary took first place. We’re still waiting on the results from the Adults Category. The derby was a huge improvement over last year’s, held in the Skeena Mall parking lot from a 10-foot wooden ramp. Almost a full block of Park Avenue was cordoned off by Terrace RCMP, allowing racers to start near the Sportsplex then race down the hill, crossing Kalum Street with ample distance to brake and come to a safe stop. This new event is bound to be one of the top Riverboat Days highlights going forward. (Quinn Bender photo)

2nd Annual Terrace Soapbox Derby a classic in the making

Tyler Harris, foreground, and Calvin Bennett race for top spot Sunday in the 13-18 category of the Second Annual Riverboat Days Soapbox Derby. This hotly contested match ended in a tie, forcing a second go that went in Bennett’s favour for the championship. In the Kids Category Danielle Weary took first place. We’re still waiting on the results from the Adults Category. The derby was a huge improvement over last year’s, held in the Skeena Mall parking lot from a 10-foot wooden ramp. Almost a full block of Park Avenue was cordoned off by Terrace RCMP, allowing racers to start near the Sportsplex then race down the hill, crossing Kalum Street with ample distance to brake and come to a safe stop. This new event is bound to be one of the top Riverboat Days highlights going forward. (Quinn Bender photo)

By Quinn Bender

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