'Peep My Ride' wins 99th Red Bull Soapbox Race in Eden Park - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

'Peep My Ride' wins 99th Red Bull Soapbox Race in Eden Park

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Over 40,000 people headed out to Eden Park to watch Saturday's Red Bull Soapbox Race featuring contestants from all over the Tri-State.

The competition featured 41 teams representing a diversity of interests and lifestyles, including Lego lovers, American ninja warriors, college students, artists, sports fans, and more.

Creativity was the highlight of the event with machines in the forms of a zombie turtle, giant sweet potatoes, a plate of goetta, and a space shark that won’t be easily forgotten.

The day kicked off with Cincinnati Bengal’s mascot WHODEY, sporting the American flag on an Ohio-themed car down the course during the National Anthem. 

Cincinnati's 'Peep My Ride' took their candied craft down the 1500 ft course and became the winners of the 99th edition of the worldwide, gravity-powered soapbox derby.

The Pharmacy Company (Cincinnati, OH) came in second place and Zombie Turtles (Wilder, KY) rounded out the podium in third place.

Team Half-Astronauts (Cincinnati, OH) were the winners for the “People’s Choice” award.

“We didn’t think we were even going to place, and oh man, we are freaking out!” said team Peep My Ride. “Mt. Adams is a great part of Cincinnati, and we were thrilled with the event coming back to the area. Victory is just the marshmallow on top.”

The team won an all expense paid trip to Las Vegas to hangout with motorsports super star Bryce Menzies and go off roading in the desert.

“We were not expecting this when we were filling out our application at 1am a few months ago,” said the Half Astronauts. “We came up with the idea after having a late night thinking of half crazy and spacy things to do, and after it was all said and done, we were psyched that everyone was into our team!” They will win a VIP trip to a major Red Bull event of their choice in 2016.

Red Bull Soapbox Race has taken place worldwide for nearly 15 years in various venues such as Los Angeles, Johannesburg, Sydney and Hong Kong. Red Bull Soapbox Race Ohio 2015 marked the 99th event in the race’s long history.

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