Grayson County Kids Race Tiny Cars For Prizes - - No One Gets You Closer

Grayson County Kids Race Tiny Cars For Prizes


GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- Dozens of boys took their cars out to a very tiny racetrack, where mere tenths of a second separate the winners from the losers.

Local Cub Scout troops from Grayson and Bryan Counties held their Pinewood Derby on Saturday at Grayson County College's gymnasium.

First through fifth graders got to see their hand-built cars put to the test on the metal track. There is a weight limit for each car and an electronic sensor records which car wins.

"They're basically a 7-inch block of wood that comes with axles and wheels," says Pack #604 scout leader Anthony Ratliff. "The boys have to cut them out and sand them, paint them however they see fit, and then you have to weigh them so they're only 5 ounces in weight." 

Trophies and ribbons are awarded to the kids with the best times, and about 70 boys participated in the event, Ratliff said.