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Cub Scouts from Pack 4545 and 4496 came together for the Pinewood Derby racing event Friday, March 14 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church.

Each scout constructed a custom car from the same kit materials, with strict minimum weight and size limits to ensure fair competition. The event was organized by scoutmasters from both packs and judged by race official David Burrell of www.rentmytrack.com.

The ultimate first-place winner was Cub Scout Winston Block's car "Flying Bullit." Cub Scout Cameron Macfarlane's car "Gold Racer" took second place, and Cub Scout Nicholas Bailey brought home third place with his car "Santa's Sleigh."

Burrell's equipment calculates the speed that the pinewood cars would be traveling if they were real vehicles, and reported that all three of the top ranked cars could have easily sped through a course of proportional size at more than 200 miles per hour.

 

 

 

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