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Powder puff racers on track with their own version of pinewood derby

Powder puff racers on track with their own version of pinewood derby

April 4th, 2011 in News

Four fourth-graders at St. Peter Elementary School's Girl Scout Troop 30739 watch a heat of four cars zip to the finish line in Sunday's first Powder Puff Pinewood Derby. The event is the same as a pinewood derby, except for Girl Scouts. Pictured from left are Emma Bonnot, Ashley Eskens, Kelsi Lennon and Sara Williams.

Photo by Gerry Tritz

Danica Patrick showed that NASCAR racing isn't just for boys, and the Girl Scouts at St. Peter showed that pinewood derby racing isn't either.

Several dozen Girl Scouts and their families on Sunday came to the troop's first Powder Puff Pinewood Derby at the Selinger Center.

Emma Bonnot and several friends in her troop sat beside the racetrack, cheering on her fellow competitors while nervously awaiting the first of her four heats.