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story.lead_photo.caption Cars pass the finish line during the 2018 Five Rivers District Pinewood Derby at Blair Oaks Middle School on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Hundreds of cars hit the track as Cub Scouts with different ranks competed. Photo by Emil Lippe / News Tribune.

Local Cub Scouts will test the speed of their pinewood derby cars next month during the 2019 Five Rivers District Pinewood Derby.

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The derby will be March 2 at the Blair Oaks Middle School gym, 6123 Falcon Lane in Wardsville.

Registration begins at noon for Webelos. Their races begin at 1 p.m. Bears register at 1 p.m. with races beginning at 2 p.m. Registration for Wolf scouts is at 2 p.m. with races starting at 3 p.m. Tiger scouts register at 3 p.m. with races starting at 4 p.m. Lions register at 4 p.m. with races at 5 p.m.

District championship races are scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. Award presentations will follow.

Only official BSA Pinewood Derby cars will be allowed in all classes. Official race rules are available online at

Each participant may enter only one car. There is a $5 registration fee for each participant.

Concessions and activities, including camp information for scouts, face painting, bake-walk, balloon pop and more, will be available during the event.

Optimist Club of Jefferson City members will work with Scout volunteers to manage the races.

For more information, contact Michelle Gabelsberger at 573-680-3479 or