Derby in Hill City brings the need for speed

By Gray Hughes


Editor’s note: this story has been updated to correct a last name.


The Pinewood Derby is an annual Cub Scout tradition where scouts — and members from the community — come together and race cars they built themselves on a track.

This year, the Pinewood Derby was held on Sunday, Feb. 24. Twenty-four Cub Scouts and members from the community participated.

“We bought a small track this year for our Pack,” said Melissa Rupert. “It has a laser timing system and works great.”

This year’s results are as follows:

Most creative: Brody Bauer

Slowest overall car: Cory Ronish

Fastest Lion: Ozzy Channer

Fastest Tiger: Corbin Alexander

Fastest Wolf: Slade Channer

Fastest Bear: Adam Hawthorne

Fastest Webelo: Max Rupert

Fastest Scout: Riley Dierolf

Most patriotic: Corbin Alexander

Judge’s Choice: Evan Hislop

Fastest Overall: Max Rupert first, Adam Hawthorne second, Corbin Alexander third

Roger Kline had the fastest adult entry.

There were many donations and as well as a raffle, Rupert said.

“The kids loved it,” she said.

Among those who donated to the event were Vic and Sheryl Alexander, Krull’s Market, Reptile Gardens, Rushmore Tramway Adventures, Big Thunder Gold Mine, Black Hills Central Railroad 1880 Train, Forest Recreation Management, David Holmgren and Jesus Roman, Andi Bauer and Rush Adventure Park, the Turner family and the Boys and Girls Club.