Weerts echoed Keene's concerns.
"Some single parent households don't have a workshop," he said.
The museum location will also provide a welcome distraction for spectators, noted Weerts, adding the museum has "graciously offered us to tour without charge."
In addition to encouraging friendly competition and community involvement, this Saturday's event is designed "to just get kids to spend some times with their families," emphasized Weerts.
"It's about the son and father or mother or other caregiver spending some time together," he said.
Weert also expressed gratitude towards North Country Mustang Club who donated several boxes of trophies that they had from previous events.
"We have some great trophies that a pack wouldn't buy on their own," said Weerts.
Keene expressed enthusiasm for the upcoming race, and other developments.
The Pinewood Derby will begin Saturday with registration at 9 a.m., and races to follow. Refreshments will be available, with all proceeds going to benefit Scouting in the Adirondacks.