Woodhill Billy Cart Derby king defends crown

KING OF THE HILL: Dylan Price will defend his title at the 2018 Woodhill Billy Cart Derby on July 28. Photo: Jacob Wilson
KING OF THE HILL: Dylan Price will defend his title at the 2018 Woodhill Billy Cart Derby on July 28. Photo: Jacob Wilson

DEFENDING Woodhill Billy Cart Derby King of the Hill champion Dylan Price had to climb from rock bottom to get to the top.

Dylan’s father Steve Price said Dylan was unlucky after he entered his cart for the first time when he was just five-years-old.

“We went in as the slowest billy cart and did not compete for a couple of years after that,” he said.

“Then we made the Bumblebee. This is the fourth year we have used this cart and last year it was a winner.”

The Woodhill Billy Cart Derby is contested by numerous kids racing down a slope with the hope of claiming the title as king or queen of the hill.

Dylan Price at the 2017 Woodhill Billy Cart Derby. Photo: Supplied

Dylan Price at the 2017 Woodhill Billy Cart Derby. Photo: Supplied

The Bumblebee cart, inspired by the Transformers movie, was created by Dylan’s dad.

Mr Price encouraged other kids to ask their dads to make them a billy cart to race for fun.

“I like to do the best for my kids because it makes them happier to be part of this event,” he said.

“I made the bumblebee out of wood, metal and a bit of plastic. I had to make the axles and steering wheel.

This year marks the 27th anniversary of the event.

Mr Price said the derby brought joy to his son.

“You need to see how big his smile is when he knows he has won,” he said.

“He doesn’t like losing, even with soccer he doesn’t like letting the team down. He is very much a team kid.”

Dylan said he would be training hard to retain his title.

The Woodhill Billy Cart Derby will be held at Woodhill State School on Saturday July 28 from 8am to 3pm.

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