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Hundreds of children participate in pinewood derby races

Hundreds of children participate in pinewood derby races

March 26th, 2011 in News

All eyes watch the final race at of the Cub Scout Pack 4's Pinewood Derby at St. Peter Friday. The top three cars would move on to compete at the District Championship at Ike Skelton Training Center. To view this and other photographs, please visit www.newstribune.com/photos.

Photo by Stephen Brooks

The Optimist Club of Jefferson City conducted the annual pinewood derby races for Cub Scouts from the area this weekend. Hundreds of children participated in the races which began Friday night at the Missouri National Guard Ike Skelton Training Site in the headquarters building on the drill floor. The races resumed Saturday and lasted throughout the day. Scouts design and build the cars for the races. Over the years, designs have included a hot dog, a gecko and superheroes. The Optimist Club of Jefferson City runs this event each year, providing the racetrack and electronic tracking system.