Ethan Davies had friends over to play on Saturday.
That’s nothing new. What was different was the giant Hot Wheels flags outside his house.
Six-year-old Davies beat out over 400 other kids across Canada to win the Hot Wheels Track Builder Challenge.
Davies submitted a track which started from his top bunk and used both his bed and dresser before ending the floor with a variety of loops.
Andrew Smiles, a “track expert” for Hot Wheels, says that entries were rated on complexity, aesthetics and length – and said that while Davies was on the younger end of the spectrum, it didn’t show in his design.
“They were given a lot of bonus points if they did something I hadn’t thought of,” said Smiles.
“It looked like he wanted it the most. He put so much effort into his track, and it was really great to see.”
Hot Wheels organized a party at Davies’ house, gave him a plaque, and worked with his friends to create a large size track.
For his part, Davies was modest.
“I’m just happy all my friends are having fun.”