Brütal Bus Sets Soapbox Derby RecordS

Remember the Brütal Bus Soapbox? Not only did it finish this weekend's Los Angeles Red Bull Soapbox Race intact, it set a top speed record of 46.1 mph.

Team Ironheade of San Francisco took top honors and a VIP NASCAR experience for their winning entry. What's more, their speed record is an all-time track and event best. Team member Christine Phelan says that hunk of debris clinging to the front "is actually a piece of the speaker we busted through at the start of our skit." In profile, however, it looks kind of like a nasty gargoyle face, so all's still cool.

Brütal Bus Sets Soapbox Derby RecordS

And here's a video. Ironheade's epic run (and speaker smash) is toward the end: