2021 Montague Soapbox Race Results

Three Kids winners, Quill Bullock (3rd), Elizabeth Terwilliger (1st), Cooper Hobbs (2nd)

It was a beautiful day in Turners Falls for a family-fun D.I.Y. soapbox race, with competitors coming from as far away as Glastonbury, CT, and Scotia, NY.

Thirty racers pit their metal, and sometimes duct tape, against each other for trophies and glory. In our mind, every one of them is a winner for having built something with their own hands (or in some cases, borrowing a cart built by someone else's hands) and racing it down the hill in splendid derring do action.

This race had it's share of high performance speed, and spectacles of creative hilarity. Ben Twilliger reported that his GPS watch app showed that he had hit 38.1 MPH at the bottom of the hill, when he had the left lane. That may be a new record! And Eric Matt of Newfane, VT, rode a metal structure with a triangular rear wheel, an engineering marvel, followed by Thomas TorToriello in his Octo Box, a giant red undersea creature with an octopus crawling around on its head.

Below you will find the speed results for the two heats, and photos of various the trophies.

AGE RACER FIRST LAST FIRST HEAT SECOND HEAT TOTAL TIME DIVISION PLACE
55 28 James Roberge 22.71 22.44 45.15 Adults 1
47 0 Ben Terwilliger 22.85 22.66 45.51 Adults 2
23 7 Dan Burke 23.18 23.25 46.43 Adults 3
41 26 Daniel Petrowicz 24.75 24.10 48.85 Adults 4
27 0 Sean Hilliard 24.54 25.40 49.94 Adults 5
44 922 Caleb A. French 26.62 24.87 51.49 Adults 6
33 16 Cameron Freeland 27.13 26.15 53.28 Adults 7
39 206 Glabach Chris 27.32 26.28 53.60 Adults 8
41 35 Luke Hartnett 27.38 27.41 54.79 Adults 9
27 63 jon Bander 28.10 27.13 55.23 Adults 10
75 57 Leslie Jackson 27.47 27.87 55.34 Adults 11
29 38 Benjamin Mailloux 27.72 27.65 55.37 Adults 12
34 57 Joshua Blier 29.31 29.13 58.44 Adults 13
46 541 Mike Therrien 30.25 30.12 60.37 Adults 14
33 3 Martin Anderton 35.97 31.63 67.60 Adults 15
30 2 Carla Chilton 44.59 36.78 81.37 Adults 16
32 3 Kevin Bessette 57.41 40.44 97.85 Adults 17
40 33 Eric Matt 142.85 dnf Adults
46 75 thomas tortoriello 73.81 dnf Adults
12 101 Elizabeth Terwilliger 21.47 20.72 42.19 Kids 1
9 7 Cooper Hobbs 25.25 23.22 48.47 Kids 2
8 1912 Quill Bullock 26.00 26.16 52.16 Kids 3
12 57 Myra Glabach 30.66 28.44 59.10 Kids 4
9 77 Elijah Eckert 30.69 29.16 59.85 Kids 5
11 3 Makayla Kingsley 38.88 29.94 68.82 Kids 6
11 4 Michael Meagher dnf Kids
13 16 Shayla Freeland 27.47 29.63 57.10 Teens 1
13 16 Alex Hannum dnf Teens
13 411 Brian Bodenstein dnf Teens
13 6 David Ortiz dnf Teens
16 24 David Stowe dnf 46.60 Teens 2

2021 Montague Soapbox Races

Ben Maillioux in the Hawk, top of the ramps
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