NORWOOD, N.J.– Three top finishers from Norwood Cub Scout Pack 120 were headed to the district finals in Secaucus next month after Saturday night's annual Pinewood Derby.
First-place winner Kevin McLaughlin (average speed: 206.6 mph), will be joined at the April 2 event by Robert Ferrara, who finished second (avg. speed: 205.2 mph), and third-place finisher Anand Vaghasia (avg. speed: 205.1 mph).
Parents and sons in the annual derby at Holy Family School were handed a block of pinewood and four wheels -- and took it from there. They sanded and painted in detail, while adding a specified amount of weight.
Although speed determined the winners from each den, effort, skills, teamwork and creativity were all prized in the hours-long competition.
The winners by rank:
Tigers: 1st Place - Hudson Guzman
Tigers: 2nd Place - Patrick Wilson
Tigers: 3rd Place - Liam Volz
Wolf: 1st Place - Anand Vaghasia
Wolf: 2nd Place - Jared Liu
Wolf: 3rd Place - AJ Burke
Bears: 1st Place - Jeremiah Saad
Bears: 2nd Place - Jackson Mendoza
Bears: 3rd Place - Ryan Sullivan
Webelos 1: 1st Place - Kevin McLaughlin
Webelos 1: 2nd Place - Robert Ferrara
Webelos 1: 3rd Place - Charlie Cannold
Webelos 2: 1st Place - Eddie Sullivan
Webelos 2: 2nd Place - Sahaj G. Vaghasia
Webelos 2: 3rd Place - Zachary Ingledue
There are more than 60 registered scouts in the Pack, Cubmaster GC Vaghasia said.
They dined on pizza, fruit, cakes and snacks.