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The need for speed: Mousetrap cars built for racing

Two Summerland seventh-grade students discovered construction a vehicle takes patience and a lot of testing.

Luke Kester and Zander Tabbert competed in mousetrap vehicle - distance competition.

Kester finished third in the event.

He said the event seemed like a challenge he was willing to tackle.

"I have liked creating cool things since I was three," he said, noting he had seen others build the mousetrap vehicles. "It inspired me to create my own."

He started the process by planning a design and got to work on the creation.

"The wheels were definitely the worst challenge during the competition...


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