Friday, January 25, 2019

Pinewood Derby event encourages sportsmanship

Sibling winner - Isobel Sweet

By Tony Sweet

It was a morning of fun competition as the local scouts participated in their Pinewood Derby, a racing event for unpowered, unmanned miniature cars. Registration and pit row opened at 11 am and saw close to 50 racers check in and get their cars inspected.

Pinewood derby has a strict set of rules that govern how long, wide, tall and how much a car can weigh; if it doesn’t pass, it doesn’t race. Some participants built cars for show while others built some for competition and speed.

Liam Wade took first place for the scouts, Isobel Sweet took first for siblings and Anthony Hinse took first for parents.

The Webelos Den sold concessions to help fund the annual crossover camp in the spring. Participants and observers dined on hotdogs, pizza and baked goods.

Pinewood Derby can be a very competitive sport but all the participants showed great sportsmanship.
This track is for rent!!

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