Speed records broken at Pinewood Derby

Carrying on a tradition started in 1953, Cub Scout Pack 3285 at Crestwood Elementary School held their annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 6.

Members of Cub Scout Pack 3285 pose for a group picture following the races.

Several track speed records were shattered by this year’s racers in each division: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Open Class.

Earning top honors in the Tiger den was Caleb Beach followed by Jackson Smith and Zebb VanderKooy. In the Wolf race, Jonathan Scofield grabbed top honors, with Ethan Cowlbeck in second and Ryan McGee in third. For the Bear race, only two boys participated, with Justin Fraula coming out ahead of competitor Evan Coberly. Smoking the competition in the Webelos race, Jake Carlson won first-place honors, followed by Jacob Stauffer and Jimmy Helm. To wrap up the races, parents, siblings and Pack alumni competed in an Open Class division. Scout Jason Andrus captured first, parent Bob Carr second and Scout Ethan Walthorn earned third place.

Winning the top speed awards for the Pack was Jake Carlson in first

with a time of 2.701 seconds, Justin Fraula with 2.792 in second, and Caleb Beach in third with 2.797. In addition to awards for speed, the Turtle Award for the slowest car was presented to Wolf Richard Mortimore.

Scouts were also recognized for their car workmanship for the Scouts Choice Awards. Most Creative was awarded to Richard Mortimore for his hammer head shark creation. Best

Paint Job was awarded to Tiger Ian Henschell, and Best Craftsmanship went to Evan Coberly’s Japanese comic book hero Ultraman.

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