February 06, 2013 - Cub Scouts in Pack 499 cheered as their cars raced across the finish line at the Pinewood Derby on Jan. 25. The scouts' tiny wooden cars zoomed down the track in seconds, equivalent to about 230 miles per hour.
From left, Jeffrey Ellingsworth, Frank Schuster, Malachi Sievers, Aiden Krenzel, Andrew Musson, and Ryan Drobot watch a race. (click for larger version)
Scouts cheer on their favorite racers. (click for larger version)
In front from left are Beatrice Pfeiffer, Noah Cunnigham, Andrew DeLong, Tyler Mosier, and Malachi Sievers, and, back row from left, Trent Schmeling, Ryan Drobot, Thomas Damitio, Andrew Musson, and Ulysses Valascho, celebrating their wins. Photos by Mary Keck and Lance Farrell (click for larger version)
Each vehicle was unique. Some were painted with flames and racing stripes while others sparkled with gemstones. One car had a mouse driver while another looked like a shark.
Once the checkered flag flew, contestants with the fastest derby cars earned a trophy. Approximately 55 youngsters participated.
Clarkston News reporter