Cub Scout Pack 215 of Thomaston held its annual Pinewood Derby races at the Federated Church in Thomaston Jan. 23. Judges Joe Stroup and Galo Hernandez III decided the fate of 22 racers and their handmade cars on the homemade Pinewood Derby track.

Some racers went to the extreme with themes such as Poland Spring, Jeff Gordon and flashing lights while others had such innovative entries as boats and Swiss cheese look-a-likes.

The Ladies of the Federated Church provided refreshments. Officer Tim Hoppe of the Thomaston Police Department taught the Scouts about wearing seat belts, not distracting the driver of a vehicle, the use of cell phones while driving, traffic laws, speed, and bicycle safety.

The top five racers were: first, Joshua Underdown; second, Samuel Collins; third, Tyler Shiflett; fourth, Brandon Bodman; and fifth, Christopher Carroll. The top five racers advanced to the Downeast District Pinewood Derby to be held April 17 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum.

Each Scout received an award in a category and a ribbon and a trophy.

The car numbers, Scouts and awards were as follows:

1 Carl Rasmussen – most patriotic
2 Dayton Dinsmore – most innovative
3 Sebastian Sanfilippo – most unusual
4 Nicholas Wall – coolest design
5 Brandon Bodman – sharpest looking
6 Tyler Shiflett – sleekest
7 Jacob Sebring – sportiest
8 Samuel Collins – best engineered
9 Christian Weed – best use of imagination
10 Dustin Glidden – most original car
11 Christopher Carroll – best paint job
12 Nate Carlson – best bodywork
13 Sam Vose – wildest car
14 Cameron Young – best design
15 Darik Johnson – best driver
16 Brayden Hyatt – fastest looking
17 Jordan Lawrence – best color scheme
18 Matthew Thomas Young – most creative use of materials
19 Elliot Lucier – best use of decals
20 Joshua Underdown – best shape
21 Colton Robinson – safest car
22 Cade Robinson – best carved car

For more information about Scouting, contact Aimee Sanfilippo at 354-9531.