LEICESTER, Mass. — To the hoots and hollers of Leicester's Cub Scout racers, wood-carved speedsters careened down steep-sloped tracks Saturday at the annual Pinewood Derby.
Built for speed, the creatively-shaped derby cars were engineered by the young scouts to weigh under 5 ounces, and were cut to spec by adults in scout leader Dennis McGrail's wood shop in the weeks before the race.
From hot-rods to skateboards, scouts put their custom vehicles head-to-head down the track, which had an optical sensor at the finish line to help determine the winners in the neck-and-neck races.
Winners in the 2013 Pinewood Derby included:
- Jacob McGrail
- Jason Millgate
- Matt Broskey
- Noah Hallen
- Patrick Harrington
- Greg Pappas
- Anthony Moreau
- Evan Bermudez