Team Asphalt competes in Ohio soap box derby

Team Asphalt competes in Ohio soap box derbyFlexible Pavements of Ohio’s “Team Asphalt” took home a trophy in June at the 2010 All-American Soap Box Derby Championship race in Columbus, Ohio.

Smooth asphalt pavements are ideal for getting these gravity-powered racers to the finish line. During the competition, a derby car can reach upwards of 30 miles per hour depending on the angle of the hill.

Children ages 8 to 17 compete in three levels. The competition teaches young people basic workmanship skills and engineering.

Damaris Markley and the rest of Team Asphalt finished 4th in the Stock Division.