Cub Scouts Compete In Annual Pinewood Derby Race

Seventy-five cars compete in this year's Pack 384 event at Woodlake Lutheran Church on Tuesday night.

Race enthusiasts both young and old were on hand at on Tuesday night for the annual running of the .

Seventy-five cars of a number of shapes, colors and forms competed over four rounds in this year's field, with the top five children in each of the "Wolves, Bear, Webelos" and "Lions and Tigers" classifications qualifying for the district derby.

Connor Hinz snagged the top spot in the 15th heat of the first round with a time of 3.1270 seconds and a scale speed of 158.1 mph. The time remained unbested for the remainder of the night to earn Hintz the overall Pack champion honor.

Joining Hinz as "Wolves, Bear, Webelos" district qualifiers were: Antonio diGrazia, Ben Bury, Caden Gilbert and Colton Gjerness. "Lions and Tigers" district qualifiers were: Brennan Gilbert, Camden Rhodes, Zeke Belsha, Jaedon Soli and Logan Bell.

The district race is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in St. Anthony Village.

Scott Stone February 02, 2012 at 02:53 PM
We have two Cub Scout units in Richfield, as well as three Boy Scout and three Venturing units. We are currently recruiting for all ages of boys who want to join in on the fun. Girls aged fourteen or older can join Venturing Crews. Call me at 612-298-8656 for more info.
Caitlin Burgess February 02, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Thanks Scott. You should make mention of this in our announcements section as well! http://richfield.patch.com/search/announcements
Lynne Marie Belsha February 02, 2012 at 04:22 PM
this was a really cute idea. Jaedon loved seeing his name in the article. thanks!
sue engstrom February 05, 2012 at 06:36 AM
Caitlin.... He is on page 4 towards the top next to the red headed kid. Tommy(The Blonde one) is my Son ( my daughter Lucy was refering too) and his friend Kristian is the red headed kid. My Son's car was the cop car that WON Best Orig.
Caitlin Burgess February 05, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Ohh! How sweet. It's amazing to see the amount of work these little guys put in. I'm glad everyone liked the photo gallery. Keep us posted on other local events, too. You can also add events like this to the community calendar at http://richfield.patch.com/events. Thanks!


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