Pinewood Derby Day

The Mountain View Elementary School gym in Missoula was the site for the Montana Conference Pathfinder’s seventh annual Pinewood Derby.

Spirits soared on Feb. 2, as 59 Pathfinders and Adventurers prepared their cars for the day’s event. Each raced his or her car 15 times. During lunch the judges rated the cars for finish, originality, paint job, and craftsmanship.

Jamin Lowe, from Hamilton, who had been to five derbies, won an award for originality. Madison Wagner from Missoula won the Adventurer class with a speed of 3.085 seconds. The fastest car in any class belonged to Jessica Cardenas from Plains. The workmanship that these kids put into their cars was worth seeing. •

April 01, 2003 / Montana Conference