CANNONSBURG, Mich. (WZZM) - Don't let their pint-size fool you.
The racecars taking part in the Adult Pintwood Derby are built to race down the new "World Record Pinewood Derby Track" in Cannonsburg.
"Most tracks are 40 feet," said the event's creative marketing director, Marc Moline.
This Boy Scouts lent Cannonsburg the track, which was last used three years ago for an event at the DeVos Center. The track was 330 feet and organizers added 30 feet to it to beat the world record.
In order to make it down the track, people built their cars 8 ounces instead of 5 ounces. Event organizers say they found the most successful cars tend to be taller than the thin, sleek cars. Moline says they have another trait.
"Traditionally, they put the weight in the back for more speed, but we found on this course having the weight towards the front is helping keep the cars on the track a little better," he said.
Twenty people entered the kid's race, which was won by 13-year-old Luke Orzakowski. He built a University of Michigan car, which he designed in the shape of a "U" to resemble his favorite university.
"I have a test track at my house and I ran it down so many times and I used graphite, to make it run smoothly," he said.
But the majority competing Saturday were adults. The event was unique because it allowed older racers like Adam Ketner to re-live their Boy Scout days.
Perrin Brewing Co. and The GRMakers sponsored the event. Cannonsburg will donate a portion of Saturday's proceeds back to the Boy Scouts.