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When driver Teagan Douglas was asked why soapbox racing was better than video games his answer was lightning-fast.
"Because it's real life!" he said.
"It's going back to the classics. It's about bringing the family together — teamwork," said Teagan's mother Amanda Douglas.
Dozens of young drivers suited up in helmets and hunkered down in flame-clad, brightly coloured racers to race along 6th Ave.
"It's so great they put down their phones. They put down their video games. They come out here on this glorious day. The fathers, mothers and grandparents are all here to watch," said Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord.
He said local officers couldn't resist competing with local firefighters — or boasting about their car.
"We put a lot of time and energy ... there is science in this car!"
"I think It's pretty fast and I like how it had a siren and brakes. The steering is pretty controllable," said Hugo Helmuth.
"I think it would be a fun experience to kind of drive a car since I've already done a car simulator and I think that would be kind of like it."
Mayia Dueck helped her grandfather build a racing machine.
"He did most of it but I helped him," she said. "It's really awesome!"
"I think it's just a great way of building memories," said grandfather Greg Barnes before cheering his beaming granddaughter with her friends.
With files from Doug Kerr