A trip to the world championships was on the line this weekend for dozens of soap box derby competitors.
Bristol held a series of qualifying regional races. Racers racked up points in the hopes of competing for the top title in Akron, Ohio.
Racers have been drawn to Bristol’s soap box derby for decades.
“I raced as a kid with my dad back in ’76, ‘77’, ’78,” said John Strand, of New Milford.
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