Pinewood Derby Racers

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Robbie Rheinhart sets his racer on the track as gently as he can, as James Nye, starting official, stands by to assist if necessary during the Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby event. R.J. Butler puts the finishing touches on his car by adding decals and numbers.

The Pinewood Derby is a racing event for Cub Scouts. The scouts, with some help from parents, build their own cars from wood, usually kits that contain a block of pine, plastic wheels and metal axles.

Jennifer Scott, assistant Webelo leader, weighs another car before more cars compete during the Pinewood Derby competition at Mount Cross Lutheran Church.

A hot red racer, crosses the finish line almost a full car length ahead of the closest competitor in one of several heats to determine the final four cars in this class of racers.

The top finishes in the Pinewood Derby are: Tiger Cubs -- first, Zach Romberger; second, Randy Adcock and third, RJ Butler; Wolf Cubs -- first place, Chance Creasy; and second, Devon Boone; Bear Cubs -- first place, Austin Stuart; second place, Ryan Joerns; and third place, Emerson Carr; Webelos Cubs -- first place, Malcolm Brandt; second,Ty Brahm; and third, Jacob Scott; Overall in the Cubs -- first place, Malcom Brandt; second, Ty Brah; and third, Austin Stuart; Business Class -- first place, Chapman Auto Center; second, Standifird Law; third, D&N Durfee; and fourth, Standifird Law Car #2; Open Class -- first place, Chapman Auto Center; second, Johnathon Brandt; and third, Ken Nyhus.

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