2nd Annual RCOT Soap Box Derby

On Saturday, June 10th soap box derby enthusiasts, builders, and drivers congregated along 6th avenue in Tsawwassen to take part in the 2nd annual Soap Box Derby hosted by the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen in partnership with the Corporation of Delta. Over 1500 spectators watched 45 soap box drivers ages nine to twelve zoom down the 600+ foot track to compete against one another to find out who would be crowned this year’s soap box derby grand champion, and be awarded the 1st place Trophy. The trophy was claimed by Vanessa Costa racing for Shpak and Co as she recorded the fastest time of the afternoon. Rory Brown, driver for Swim Blue was awarded second place, and Luka Wiesel driving South West Mortgage clinched third. There were three new awards given out this year for Best Costume, Cart Design and Crowd Favourite. Jackson Yagin "the banana man" won best costume, Rat Rod Roxy cart for Go Green Pest Control won for best cart design, and Teagan Reid, driver for Scott Reid Plumbing won for Crowd Favourite. All riders were presented with a medal for participation, but went home with more than a medallion around their neck. They were also part of a great event that raised over $15,000 for the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen’s Community projects. Race coordinator Rick Lewall said "it was a great day, and I'm already anticipating next years race" The Rotary club of Tsawwassen would like to thank all of the drivers, sponsors, volunteers, and the Corporation of Delta for making this years Derby such a success.