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Austin Sabin (center) is surprised by the results of one of his car's races at Cub Scout Pack 161's annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 23. Also pictured are Cooper Richards (left) and Jarod Tritz (right).

First-time derby racer wins trophy

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Six-year-old Evan Gardner loves to color. His parents, Tim and Nicole Gardner, said that was what inspired his design for his Pinewood Derby car, Crayola.


Tim Gardner said the car was simple to make. It is painted green-and-yellow, in the manner of a Crayola crayon box. Tim and Evan Gardner carved out a small hollow space to fit four Crayola crayons as a part of the decoration.

"He loves to color," Nicole Gardner said. "So that's what he wanted to do."

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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