Montana Youth Race in Pinewood Derby

March 09, 2015

A record number of people attended the Pinewood Derby this year, which was held at Mountain View Elementary in Missoula on Jan. 25.

The registration started at 9 a.m. and went until a little after 10 a.m. Worship started after registration. Attendees learned about building tree houses and saw a picture of an awesome car. Schools and Pathfinder groups across Montana, from Libby to Billings, came to this event. Blodgett View Christian School led the Pledge of Allegiance, which was followed by the national anthem.

The cars were divided into three groups: Eager Beaver, Adventurer and Pathfinders. During lunch break, some adults ran their cars in the Open Class. It lasted 25 minutes. The kids began racing their cars againafter lunch. In all, 78 cars raced in 11 rounds. One boy won twice in the construction category. The goal wasn't to just win but to have fun racing.

Near year will be the 20th anniversary of the Pinewood Derby, and Montana kids are already looking forward to it.

Rachel Evans and Emily Biegler, Trout Creek Adventist School students