Photo gallery: Start your pallets: Annual race helps people with disabilities

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 12 2012 4:00 p.m. MDT

Winning racers, left, and Best Theme winners pose for a photo following the fourth annual Pioneer Adult Rehab Center Pallet Grand Prix race at Layton Hills Mall on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. The pallet racers are driven by people with disabilities.

Paige Bennett,

LAYTON — Shipping pallets became speed demons Wednesday as Pioneer Adult Rehab Center held its fourth annual Pallet Grand Prix race at Layton Hills Mall.

Wooden shipping pallets were sponsored by companies and turned into race cars. The pallet racers then are driven by people with disabilities. T

he goal of the race is to celebrate the partnership between PARC, the people with disabilities and community employers. Each company has sponsored a wooden pallet, turned it into a racing machine and paid a small entrance fee to race. The companies have taken time, money and energy to promote and partner with PARC in its mission to foster independence for people with disabilities through employment and training.

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