Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Racers take part in 1st Annual Pinewood Derby

Cars raced to the finish line at the 1st Annual Pinewood Derby, held at The Learning Experience in Huntersville on Oct. 6. 

The cars were built by youth with help from their parents, and were constructed from scratch with a block of pine, plastic wheels and metal axles.

Nearly 20 area children participated in the event. Denny Hamlin's #11 FedEx show car and Bubbles the Elephant, The Learning Experience's mascot, also made appearances at the show.

This year's winners include:
Abigail Mroz, 10, 1st prize, winning $500.
Nolan Patterson, 3, 2nd prize, winning $250.
Wilson Felder, 4, most creative car prize, winning $250.

Photo: Courtesy of Aimee Adler.