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By Betty Vanderwielen

Ovando Hosts Grand Prix Pinewood Derby


Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

Times were recorded on the finish line banner as each car came across. In this race the patriot-themed car crossed first, followed by the bug and the wienermobile, while the other cars are coming in behind.

OVANDO - While Ovando's fire trucks showed off on the parade route, their fire hall was converted into the site of the first annual Ovando Pinewood Derby. Employing the services of Keith Kallstrom of Great Falls, owner of Keith's Racing, the six-track race course sported an electronically timed finish line and big screen viewing.

One look at the assembled cars made it evident that while some contestants fashioned their cars for speed, others were in it for fun. Among the trim aerodynamic models were sequined bedecked cars; a variety of patriotic-themed cars; an old pickup truck; a red wagon...

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