Derby Day: Cub Scout packs vie for Pinewood Derby runoff (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Pinewood Derby

Pack 799 Cub Scouts and their families closely watch the finish line during the Feb. 8 Pinewood Derby races at Bob Sikes Elementary School.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:32 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Cub Scouts from throughout Okaloosa County will compete in the district Pinewood Derby runoff March 8 at Santa Rosa Mall.

And area scouts saw plenty of excitement on Saturday, when they saw many hours of work go hurtling down the tracks.

PHOTOS: View photos of Pinewood Derby action >>

VIDEO: Watch Pinewood Derby video >>

Cub Scouts and Webelos from two Crestview packs and one from Holt raced wooden cars down tracks set up in the Crestview Elks lodge and Bob Sikes Elementary School's cafeteria. .

Webelos Garrett Lingenfelter, 9, anxiously watched as his car zoomed down the track, placing third in one heat and fourth in another.

"Mine wasn't very fast, I guess," he said, though his car attained the equivalent of nearly 130 mph. Still, he cheered fellow scouts in the spirit of sportsmanship.

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