LAYTON -- With the exception of mom, who held the camera at the finish line, the Larsen family, of Farmington, stepped on the gas of their racers Friday to raise funds for the school of their choice within the Davis School District.
"That was pretty fun," said 14-year-old Austin Larsen.
His brother T.J. Larsen, 9, bragged what a good driver he was, while friend Taylor Dudleston complained he got a little dizzy circling the 100-foot-by-50-foot makeshift track.
The racing, with a few crashes marked by a doughnut of skidmarks, took place at the Young Chevrolet dealership in Layton.
The racing, done in partnership with the district and the Young Automotive Group, continues today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For a $5 donation, racers at least 4 feet or taller can drive the track at the Layton auto dealership at 645 N. Main St.
The goal of the event, which includes a donation from Young Chevrolet for every vehicle sold during September, is to raise $10,000 for the school district, said Oliver Young, marketing director for Young Automotive Group.
"We understand that it is important to give back to a community that gives so much to us," Young said.
"Last year the event raised more than $7,000 for the Davis School District," said Chris Williams, Davis School District communication and partnerships director.
"This is a great opportunity to help the schools," said Cathy Jensen, administrative assistant for the Davis Education Foundation.
The racing is also a fun way for students to contribute to their school, Jensen said.
But those young drivers participating seem to be more focused on the road.
"That was a lot of fun," said Cooper Barnson, 13, of Farmington. Barnson said he hit the brake only a few times as he skidded around the track.
Cameron Barnson, 11, and Brecken Barnson, 8, were equally awestruck with their ability to screech around the track without hitting a single tire.
"It was really adrenalizing," said Issac Lewis, 12, of Farmington, who took in the event with his 10-year-old brother Jonah.
Young Chevrolet is a family- owned dealership that has been in business since 1924. The dealership is owned by Spencer Young and the Young Automotive Group.