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Culpeper Times • February 9-15, 2017


cars WINNING REACTION: The tradition of crafting miniature racing a son had y Murph Don from a block of wood started back in 1953 when races. Derby Box Soap the in in Boy Scouts too young to participate r cars Crafted on similar principals of their larger cousins, these smalle od pinewo first The pt. conce red -powe gravity same the operated on ttan Manha in derby was held on May 15, 1953 at the Harmer House Beach, California by Cub Scout Pack 280C. Murphy was a good non-profit promoter and this first race sent waves in the recreation and d the adopte lly officia that a Americ of Scouts Boy the was world but it same that in Packs pinewood derby program as part of their Cub Scout ood Pinew red registe a Americ year. In May 2005, the Boy Scouts of Bound, Derby as an official trademark. On Sunday, at Verdun Adventure friends and s familie with ed gather 550 Pack Scout Cub members of down under the guidance of Robert Van Nostrand to send their racers Super on race a what and affair t the wooden track. As usual a jubilan a third Bowl Sunday. This year's "Grand Champion" was Gabriel Haley, him took which car, His l. Schoo ntary Eleme Hill ld grader at Emera of approximately five hours to build, averaged a lightning fast speed Leland and Loar, Carter n, Wharto 2.751 seconds down the track. Aiden Pentacost react to the results of their race.

GRAND CHAMPION: Gabriel Haley takes a moment for a photo opportunity with his car after receiving his "Grand Champion" trophy.

DERBY DAYS: (Top) The Culpeper Sheriff's Office won the inaugural "Public Safety Race." Deputy Melvin White poses with the winning car along with Lee Monaco, Cubmaster for pack 550. (Middle) Blake Shaffer, Caden Marty, and Ryan Batson look to the results screen to see how close their race was. (Bottom) Cars of all colors lined up for the big race on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Culpeper Times - Feb. 9th, 2017  

Culpeper Times - Feb. 9th, 2017