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Coronavirus postpones the Pinewood Derby

Discussion in 'Ask The Pros' started by Joanna Barker, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. Joanna Barker

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    We were all set to run our derby this weekend, the 15th, Now, with the virus scare in the local schools, it has been postponed until April 25th. What do I need to do with the completed cars until then?
     
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    Brian Stanley Workshop Leader Pro Racer

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    Put them in a ziplock bag and keep them from sitting on their wheels. Our Council race is in two weeks and I suspect the same is going to happen to us.
     
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    Jupiter 2.9 District Champion Pro Racer

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    Or send it in for a race & get some data.
     
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    What will we need to do with the cars prior to racing? We are graphite only. Should I spin the wheels periodically to keep them moving? It will be 7 weeks since I added graphite.
     
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    Thinkin'Bout Racin National Contender

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    I would follow the advice above ....ziplock, and keep the car from sitting on the wheels. If you have a desiccant bag, I would throw that in the zip lock as well. Graphite does not like moisture. Spin the wheels once or twice before racing.

    Good luck with your races!
     
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    New rescheduled date is July 25th. Any suggestions on what to do with the car until then?
     
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    I’d agree with definitely keeping it in a bag until then. Since you have a lot of time, you probably could add graphite a couple weeks before. Same thing happened to two scouts I’m helping, and we’re re-prepping them a little closer to the race (oil is allowed).
     
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