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(Posted 1 p.m., March 23)
Local Cubs and Scouts gather in Rockland for annual Kur Kar Rally

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Corey Trigger and Rebecca White placed 1-2 in the Stock Truck division at the Odawa Kub Kar Rally and Truck Rodeo in Rockland on Saturday. Fred Sherwin/Photo

Nearly 300 area Cubs and Scouts gathered in Rockland on Saturday for the annual Odawa District Kub Kar Rally and Truck Rodeo.

The Kub Kar Rally and Truck Rodeo brings together Cubs and Scouts from across the east end and Rockland to compete for fun and prizes in a variety of different categories including Most Original Design, Best Paint Job and Most Creative Design.

Kub Kars are the exclusive domain of Cubs, while the older Scouts race 18-wheel tractor trailers. Both types of vehicles are made from standard kits, although the Truck Rodeo also has a custom division.

There are height, length and weight restrictions for both the Kub Kars and the trucks, which race three at a time along a 28-foot track using only gravity for propulsion.

The Scouts and Cubs who competed in Saturday’s Odawa District Kub Kar Rally and Truck Rodeo are the best of the best having qualified through competitions at the Group and Pack level.

First year Scout, Corey Trigger from 4th Orleans went undefeated in 18 races with his Mnecraft inspired 18-wheeler in the stock division of the Truck Rodeo, while Rebecca White from 8th Orleans finished second although she and Trigger never actually raced against each other.

Katelyn Allen from 1st Clarence (right) was this year's winner of the Odawa District Kub Kar Rally, beating out nearly 200 fellow competitors for the honour. Fred Sherwin/Photo

After winning the Best Paint Job Award at last year's Kub Kar Rally, Trigger was thrilled to win the Truck Rodeo in his first year as a Scout. The 11-year-old credited his use of graphite for his big win this year. When properly applied to a truck's wheels and axles, graphite can provide some extra speed when coming down the track.

In the design categories Imogen Creamer from 1st Clarence took home top prize for the Most Creative Stock design for her camp site creation; Alex Moffard from 4th Orleans, won for the Best Paint Job; and Benjamin Lassard also from 4th Orleans won in the Most Creative Custom category for his dragon inspired truck.

"I really like dragons, and I always wanted to make truck with it, but never really did until now. And even though I only made it in one week, I'm really proud of it," said Lassard.

The Most Original Design Award at this year’s Kub Kar Rally went to Sean Forget from 8th Orleans for his "Butter Dish" entry, while Tyler Wawak from 4th Orleans got the nod for Best Paint Job, and Cale Dillon from 14th Gloucester was the judges' pick for favourite overall design.

On the track, this year's top entry in the Kub Kar Rally was Katelynn Allen from 1st Clarence.Jared Rouse, also from 1st Clarence, came second and Nathan Gillis from 1st Rockland placed third.

Judging by the level of creativity that went into many of this year’s designs, there’s no telling where future Scouts will let their imaginations take them as they continue to turn their original ideas into souped up cars and trucks.

(This story was made possible thanks to their generous support of our local business partners.)

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