By JESSICA CLARK
Journal Staff Writer
After weeks of working on their cubmoblie racecars, it was time for Cub Scouts to put their cars to the test Saturday at the McConnell-Talbert Stadium.
Around 85 boys were registered to race in Saturday’s event, said Laura Mixon, who was a member of the committee for the Robert L. Scott District for the Boy Scouts of America.
Racers ranged from first to fifth grade. Each got three passes, and their time was averaged together to get the final result.
Torrey Peterson, 10½, Noah Mixon, 10, Tyler Horlbert, 10 and Carter Nolde, 10, all of Troop 566, said it took about two or three weeks to build their car with a lot of help from their dads.
The name of their cubmobile was “Black Serpent” due to its color and shape, said Peterson while pointing to the curve of the seat.
During the race, one of the cubmobiles needed a repair before it could go down the track a second time. The fathers in the group jumped up and began fixing “the fin” on the No. 4 car so the scouts could enjoy their last two runs.
Mixon said that car was the car used four years ago by the Cub Scouts who were now racing “Black Serpent.”
She said the district hopes to turn the race into an annual event much like the Pinewood Derby, which is an annual event where the scouts race small cars made from a block of pine.
The Cub Scout Troops that participated are Troop 566 from Trinity United Methodist Church, Troop 422 is from Christ United Methodist Church and Troop 127 is from Andrew’s United Methodist Church.