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For the 10th year, Ernie Asastos sets up the cars on the speedway for the championship races.

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The spectators cheer as the design awards are announced.

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Jared Veerhoof of Pack 104 and his dad watch the scale as their car weighs in for the next series of heats.

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The cars are judged for speed and performance in the races and again for design. The design category awards craftsmanship, creativity and humor.

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Chain Bridge District Pinewood Derby Chairman Rick Mendelowitz talks with Ian Harris’s dad about making an adjustment on their car before the race.

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District Chairman Len Wales presents the awards for speed and design at the conclusion of the second race set on Saturday morning.

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Pack 624 Scouts William Watt, Peter McGuigan and John Paul Castells. John Paul received a first place in design and William took second.

Spectators gathered at Ballston Common Mall to watch a Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 7. The race, involving miniature cars created by Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for the Chain Bridge Pinewood Derby Championship, was sponsored by Chain Bridge District National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.