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There was plenty of fun for visitors to the Welton Soap Box Derby at the weekend.

The event, which made a comeback after 13 years, was part of the village’s fete held on Saturday.

The soapbox derby attracted 29 carts registered on the day, with 52 drivers taking part doing a total of 82 runs.

The overall fastest speed was from Cummins Diesel at 31mph, who also took the fastest run in the 16-65 category with a time of 36.4 seconds.

In the age 12-15 category, The Transformers got the fastest time with 40.2 seconds while Shark Attack, coming in at 42.1 seconds, was the fastest in the age eight-11 category.

The award for creativity was given to Barry Hickman and Simon Creasey for their Men Behaving Badly cart. One of the organisers, Chris Barlow, said: “It went absolutely fantastically.

“We had a lot of support from people who gave their time up to help with the event. A big thank you to everyone who helped out.

“The Men Behaving Badly car attracted a lot of attention on the day. It was very clever the way it worked.”

 

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