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Derby scouts

by Mary Keck

February 06, 2013

From left, Jeffrey Ellingsworth, Frank Schuster, Malachi Sievers, Aiden Krenzel, Andrew Musson, and Ryan Drobot watch a race.
Scouts cheer on their favorite racers.
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
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.

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.