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2019 Mid America Derby - Greatest Scout Race in the US

Discussion in 'National Championships' started by xanthrum, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. xanthrum

    xanthrum Council Champion

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    All right everyone... I have been very busy behind the scenes... We have some amazing things in store for this year’s event. I really hope many of you are a part of this year's Best Pinewood Derby Show on the planet. There are some exciting new changes as we roll out this year's event. Registration is Live Now - and for those entering in the Non-Pro Divisions we will be doing a special prize give away out of the first 100 entrants. Do not miss your chance to win.... ummm a Track

    To begin with this is a flagship year for us as we had to fly solo without the direct involvement of our Council, as the changes that the council wanted to make would have not contributed to the continued success of the event. So more now than ever we need your support in promoting and continuing to make this event something very special. The Greatest Scout Derby Race - open this year to both Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. It is also going to be the Nationals for Pro Racing as it has for the last several years. We really want to ramp up numbers so spread the word to your local scouts both girl and cub scouts. For those of you that race on the Pro side of things - there is no other venue that you get to race your pro cars on a 6-lane track against the fastest in the country to be called Champion of Nationals.


    Ok so here is what is happening at this year's Mid America Pinewood Derby www.midamericaderby.com

    -- The Event will again be hosted at CLAAS of North America
    - 8401 S 132nd St - Omaha, NE
    -- The Dates are April 26th & 27th with the Official Mid America Derby happening on Saturday the 27th

    - Pro Racing will be on the 26th
    - Scout, Adult, Kid Racing on the 27th
    -- All racing will be broadcast live
    --Pro Racing on - April 26th
    Things will kick off with Pro Racing - that will be an all day Friday Event - April 26th … Pro Nationals will again be run at this year's MA We will have check-in Thursday evening from 5-9pm on April 25th... with racing to begin at 9am and run until things are completed. We have some very special custom trophies - along with lunch provided as part of the event. Who will be crowned this year's MA Pro Champion? We will also be racing the Big Rig's at the end of day on Friday Night - We may even have a get a kit and build a car in 20mins race - depending on the level of interest.
    -- Mid America Derby - April 27th
    Early check in will happen April 26th from 5-9pm... on the 27th Check in will start at 8am until 10am with Ceremonies and racing to begin at 10am. We will have 6 divisions... of the most competitive Scout, Kid and Adult racing in the country.

    - see the following post for more details.
     
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    Some of the things that make Mid America Pinewood Derby an event unlike any other is that at this year's event we will again be having:

    - You can race Proxy – you can send in your cars are race against the best in the country
    - Great Concessions
    - Entry Bags stuffed with all kinds of swag - 1 bag per car entered
    - LEGO - Car Building and Racing
    - Hot Wheel - Racing - all entrants receive a Hot Wheel in their entry bag
    - Pinewood Derby Drag Strip Racing - Race head to head
    - The Omaha Corvette Club will be running a Valve Cover Race on the 27th Saturday
    - If you are interested in building and Racing a Valve Cover Car if your interested let me know
    - Amazing prizes and giveaways - totaling thousands of dollars
    - Many Vendors onsite selling pinewood derby parts
    - Several local Mascots - including the Star Wars crew
    - Hundred+ Trophies awarded
    - National Auto Safety Patch
    - and many other fun filled things to do at this year Mid America Derby

    This is our 9th annual Mid America Derby... Do not miss out on the largest Pinewood Derby Race in the United States - lots of information and details can be found on the website www.midamericaderby.com

    Hotel Discount Information is also attached so you can reserve your discounted rooms now.
     
  3. Dldoug

    Dldoug Pinewood Ninja

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    I am trying to register but there is not a submit button or anything to continue past the register page.
     
  4. xanthrum

    xanthrum Council Champion

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    Thats odd your the first to mention this if you want to give me a callbi may be able to walk you through ... once you complete registration it should take you to paypal page ... ....you can call 402-659-1714
     
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    Dldoug Pinewood Ninja

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    I would love to call but I am deployed with military and won’t be back till 1st of April. I will keep trying though.
    I am trying to get my scouts car in not the pro one though.
     
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    xanthrum Council Champion

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    I just created a test myself ...everthing was working keep scrolling down to the bottom of each page and click continue and make sure you answer if you have more cars or do not have more cars

     
  7. sugarcreekracing

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    Once registered, do you send out an email confirmation?
    I got my paypal receipt but didn't see anywhere to print a record of what I signed up for.
    Thanks!
     
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    I was able to register my sons car. I had issues with iPhone registering but my laptop worked just as it should. Thanks
     
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    Interesting it is a new thing we just launched good to know about iPhone issue I hope we can tweak it so that it is smoother for others.

    Thank you for the feedback and I can not wait to see your cars rolling down the track.
     
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    We had not activated that part of things we are working on creating an email - from our side in addition to the paypal -- VerzionII - soon to be released … we will likely email any information to those that have already registered
     
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    Entries are rolling in - make sure you do not miss the opportunity to win a Free Best Track Test Track - get signed up today - www.midamericaderby.com - it is open to everyone - there are divisions for all.
     
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    Important Update - if any of you are trying to get into the drawing for the Free Best Track Test Track (first 100 entries) - it is getting close to the cut off. not much time left... just thought I would give you all a heads up.
     
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    One Month before the most epic Pinewood Derby race in the United States - did you know you can send you cars in and race via Proxy and watch it on our Livestream - did you know that we give out thousands of dollars of prizes and if you are fortunate enough to attend in person we have LEGO Car Racing, Hot Wheel Car Racing, Valve Cover Racing, and many other fun things for the entire family to do - come and race against the fastest in the country - get registered today www.midamericaderby.com
     
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    What’s the mailing address to send a car if racing proxy? Do we just put a return shipping label inside the box?
     
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    How much extra postage must one include with return label?
    Does anyone know? I am just sending in my sons car.
     
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    I included a paid return shipping label for the car and an additional check for $15. I figured that would cover a medium USPS flat rate box.
     
  18. Jimmy & his 2 Kids

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    Just ask the post office when you go to mail it. Tell them return shipping will be prepaid. They will look at you funny so be ready for the alien look. But that’s it. When I ship my cars to APR it’s just doubled and the return stamps go in the box with extra label to be put on there when they mail it back.
    So you won’t know exact return shipping cost till you go in and they weigh it.
    Hope that helps.
    Jimmy
     

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