Drivers meet at CBC for unique race
Dozens of people from across the Northwest gather at Columbia Basin College today for a very unique car race.
The first Electric and Hybrid Car Show of the Mid-Columbia and the 10th annual South East Washington Electrathon race took place in the school's parking lot today.
Drivers created their own cars from scratch and raced against each other to see how many laps they could complete in an hour.
Some cars got up to speeds of 30 miles an hour.
Those racing said the event is very fulfilling.
"We just get to come here and have fun and it's just a good experience. I think anybody who can, should do it. I mean,. there's nothing like building something with your own hands and seeing how good you can do" said Tim Allen, from Willamette High School in Oregon.
Racers also showed off their cars to fans and displayed the latest research in designing electric and hybrid vehicles.