Web Extra: Soap Box Derby

Web Extra: Soap Box Derby

This is the first time in 60 years the Neosho Fall Festival holds a coaster car race.


Both children and adults participated in the tournament style derby. The competition was divided into four classes according to the drivers age and total weight of the car. Drivers braved the chilly temperatures and raced down a hill in their custom-made cars. The only requirements were for the cars to have four wheels, a working steering wheel and brakes.

"I love going down the hill because it's so exciting. You get a thrilling rush," says driver, Austyn Guthrie.

Drivers spent about a week making sure their cars were in tip-top shape for the race.

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