Adults Speed to Participate in Corporate Pinewood Derby

The spirit of the Pinewood Derby is enough to get even the biggest kids excited. That’s why the Dolan Auto Group is hosting and sponsoring the Corporate Pinewood Derby for companies to tackle the quintessential Cub Scout challenge. While the race is for adults, the spirit of Scouting is not absent from this company-centric competition. Proceeds from this Pinewood Derby go to the Nevada Area Council of Boy Scouts of America.

A leader and cub scouts racing cars in the Pinewood Derby

The one-of-a-kind fundraiser recognizes winners in categories like, “Fastest Car Standing Still,” “Best Support/Cheer Team,” “Best Resemblance to a NASCAR,” and “Best Non-Car Car.” But what’s a race without recognition for the quickest creations? Racing awards will also go to the fastest cars overall and the fastest car in each division.

This year’s event marks the fourth time a corporate Pinewood Derby is making tracks in Northern Nevada. The Derby is an anticipated event among adults in the area, many of whom remember tackling Pinewood Derby as Scouts.

“We always look forward to this event,” CEO of Dolan Auto Group Ryan Dolan told the Reno Gazette-Journal. “It’s a great way to get the community together and support an organization that played a big role in many of our childhoods. The nonprofit event room and terrace at our new Dolan Lexus store is the perfect place to set up the track and enjoy an afternoon of friendly competition.”

All businesses, organizations, and adults in Northern Nevada are invited to participate.

To learn more or sign up for the race, head to the Dolan Auto Group site. Entries are due Aug. 26. Emails entries to, fax them to 775-787-1114 or mail them to Boy Scouts of America — Nevada Area Council, 500 Double Eagle Court, Reno, Nev. 89521.


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