On Saturday, soap box derby racers made their first appearance in Flint for the first time in more than two decades.
The announcer dramatically counts down, “3, 2, 1 GO….” to start each race.
Starting slowly but gaining speed, a pair of tween drivers pilot their soap box race cars down from the crest of Chevy Commons to Kettering University’s Mobility Research Center.
Soap box derby racing has a long history in Flint, going back to the 1930s. But this is the first time since the 90s there has been a sanctioned race.