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Wood-Ridge Cub Scouts Hold Annual Pinewood Derby

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Cub scouts and den leaders of Wood-Ridge Pack 183 at the annual Pinewood Derby Sunday afternoon. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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An overview of all the derby cars. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Cub Scouts and their parents wait for the start of the race. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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One of the early races prepares to go. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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Cub Scouts watch the races. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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One of the middle heats ready to start. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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The Bears show their cars after the derby. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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The Wood-Ridge Pinewood Derby was live streamed. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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A screen also projected the live stream at the vent. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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The finish line on the electronically-time Pinewood Derby track. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis
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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- Wood-Ridge Cub Scout Pack 183 held its annual Pinewood Derby race on Sunday afternoon surrounded by shiny, new cars at a local car dealership.

This is the third year that the Wood-Ridge Pack has partnered with East Coast Toyota in hosting the event, according to Jeffrey Magnusson, Committee Chairman. Almost three dozen cars entered to race down the electronically-timed track that was also live streamed on the internet. Parents and siblings raced in their own divisions as well. The race was supervised by Cubmaster Matt Jenove and Magnusson.

The following Scouts had the fastest car in their rank:

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Tigers - Marc Castillo
Wolf - Lucien Garcia
Bear - Chase Christiana
Webelos - Anthony Drotos
Arrow of Light - Marius Castillo

They will go on to represent the Pack in the District Derby on Saturday, April 7, at the Secaucus Recreation Center.

The Pinewood Derby is the premier Cub Scout event.  Millions of Cub Scouts have built and raced Pinewood Derby cars since 1953. According to the Boy Scouts of America website, the goals of the Pinewood Derby is Sportsmanship and good citizenship, personal achievement, and family understanding.

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