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Mid America Update

Discussion in 'General Pinewood Derby Discussion' started by The Iceman, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. The Iceman

    The Iceman National Contender

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    Some Cool Things
    1. Dave and Busters gave us 500 $20 gift certificates to put in our Gift Bags.
    Oh and they are bringing 2 arcade games!
    2. the Omaha Children's Museum is bringing some kind of 14' mechanical dinosaur.
    3. BBQ was ordered today for my party. /images/boards/smilies/smile.gif
    4. I'm trying to setup an over head camera (standard camera with timelapse) of the whole place so
    people can get a feel for how big it is.
    5. I'd like to get another camera in the Lego room so everyone can see kids building and racing Lego cars on a real Pinewood derby track. (run by Lowes, yep lowes hires people to come in run it for us.)
    6. We have the traveling Pinewood derby museum with 1200 cars again this year.
    7. WalMart gave us another 100 matchbox cars for our gift bags.
    8. Mangia Italiana will be bringing food this year for Friday night corporate race. Man it is good!!
    If your coming come Friday night too!!! /images/boards/smilies/smile.gif
    9. Oh We have a speaker Joe Garigola (from Pinewood Pro) coming to talk about the history of Pinewood derby and will be calling Don Murphy's Son on the phone!! (founder of Pinewood Derby's Son)

    Check us out on FaceBook, pictures of all the free stuff being given out.

    Tech news:
    Pulling wheels off the top three winners of each Graphite only race to stop Oil.

    The Mid America Pinewood derby committee voted to do this. But after much thought, texting, late night calls and reaching out to some of the pinewood derby community we decided not to. But promised ourselves that we would pull some. If we think there is a possibility we'll do it.

    thanks
    Shawn
     
  2. DerbyDad4Hire

    DerbyDad4Hire Administrator Staff Member 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    Shawn... kill the graphite only rule. Simple. There is no need for it.
     
  3. The Iceman

    The Iceman National Contender

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    I hear ya, it'd be nice if the scout council would rule across the board. But you know that would never happen.

    I can just hear them now, but Oil is way to messy!! lolol
     
  4. JoePro

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    Hi Shawn...thanks for the plug for my talk on Pinewood Derby Evolution.

    I gave this talk at Mid America in 2013 for the 60 Anniversay of pinewood derby racing. This year we will liven it up with audience participation and giveaways.

    Yes, we will get my good friend Donn Murphy on the line during my Saturday talk.

    Pinewood Pro will also have a table setup with some artifacts and cool cars, plus a slide show of "Your Pinewood Derby Story", a collection of stories and images that runs in the Pinewood Derby Museum.

    Stop by and write a few lines about "Your Story". The things kids write are just priceless. We take their picture and photoshop it together with what they wrote. So everyone can be part of the Pinewood Derby Museum.

    Looking forward to seeing you all in Omaha!

    Joe Gargiulo
    Pinewood Pro
     
  5. gpraceman

    gpraceman Pinewood Ninja

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    Shawn,

    I'm looking forward to your after party. I missed it last year, but made sure to book a later flight so I can be there. It should be another great race.

    Randy
     
  6. Flying W Speedworks

    Flying W Speedworks Pack Champion

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    I sent a proxy car, but the event sounded so cool, my son and I decided we would make the 8 hour drive and go. We are really looking forward to it. Is there a schedule of events on Friday? We only entered one car in the pro street stock class, but we are going to enter my son's cars in the Sat. Scout classes. It looks like the street stock class is going to be held on Saturday. That said, we were still planning on going on Friday. Beyond the racing on Friday, are there other events on Friday that we should plan on attending? Thanks!
     
  7. BulldogRacing

    BulldogRacing PWD Royalty 5+ Pro Race Wins! Pro Racer

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    Ice, I'm not eating all week just to be ready for the BBQ!
     
  8. Kinser Racing

    Kinser Racing ********************* 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    My brotha from anotha motha!
     
  9. The Iceman

    The Iceman National Contender

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    Great to hear!! It truly is a great thing to see and be a part of. Friday I believe Pro racing starts at 12:00 and the corporate event starts at 5:00. Free food and racing! /images/boards/smilies/smile.gif (We ran the Semi trucks after the Corporate race last year) Very cool!!

    Bulldog your Scaring me, dude you can probably eat 3x what I can! But I'm hoping its the best BBQ you've had in awhile!!
     
  10. HMH Racing

    HMH Racing Council Champion

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    Does anyone know the order of races and the tracks that they will be raced on Saturday? maybe approximate start times? We have open scout-graphite and open kids racing.

    Thanks
     
  11. microbrush

    microbrush Guest

    This is from Greg in a different post:
    Here is the exact schedule... there are going to be videos set up on each track plus on that is dedicated to the Auditorium where we present the awards....

    Things start on Friday May 6th for Pro-Racing at Noon'ish ... Classes will be raced in order beginning with
    - Mini-cooper
    - Modified
    - Bearing
    - Governor
    - Street Slammer

    We then start our Corporate Race at 6pm'ish racing the following:

    - Corporate Race
    - Big Rig "A"
    - Big Rig "B"

    Then on May 7th

    8am – 10am Registration and Check In

    9am Pinewood History – by Joe Gargiulo in Auditorium **Pinewood Pro

    10am Opening Ceremony
    • Posting of the Colors – Honor Guard **Benson VFW Post #2503
    • Invocation – by Greg Vogt **General Manager of Salem Broadcasting
    • Sportmanship – by Tim MacAllister **Creighton University Men’s Basketball
    • Scouting – by Eric Magendantz **Scout Executive of the Mid America Council
    • Title Sponsor – by Dia Synders **Gregg Young Chevrolet
    • Hosting Sponsor – by Mark Oehmke **CLAAS of North America
    • Announcements – by Greg Dawes ** Chairman of the Mid America Derby
    • MC for the Event - Greg Vogt **General Manager of Salem Broadcasting
    10:30am Racing Begins – on all 3 Tracks

    Track #1 – Scout Track
    • Open Scout Graphite Division Nationals - Prelims
    • Open Scout Graphite Division Nationals – Finals
    • Qualified Scout Division Mid America Council - Prelims
    • Qualified Scout Division Mid America Council – Finals
    • Open Scout Oil Division Nationals – Prelims **May move to Track#2
    • Open Scout Oil Division Nationals – Finals
    Track #2 – Kids & Adult Track
    • Open Kids Division – Prelims
    • Open Kids Division – Finals
    • Open Adult Division – Prelims
    • Open Adult Division – Finals

    Track #3 – Pro Track
    • Pro Division BASX – Prelims
    • Pro Division BASX – Finals
    • Pro Division Street Stock – Prelims
    • Pro Division Street Stock – Finals
    • Pro Division Street Pro – Prelims
    • Pro Division Street Pro– Finals
    11:00am Pinewood Derby History – by Joe Gargiulo in Auditorium **Pinewood Pro
    • Special Guest – Donn Murphy – Son of the Inventor of Pinewood Derby
    11:30am Deadline for Design Award Voting
    • Scouts are to Vote only on Scout Cars for Design Awards
    Awards –After each Division finals the awards will take place in the Auditorium
    • We will announce when awards ceremony will start
    • Best of Show & Design Awards will be presented in first ceremony
    • Pro Awards will be presented after Street Pro Finals on Saturday for all Classes
     
  12. HMH Racing

    HMH Racing Council Champion

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    Thanks, this is what I was needing
     
  13. TWarwick07

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    I have a mothers day event at work on saturday and cant get out of it. will there be a place to watch the races after they are over ?
     
  14. B_Regal Racing

    B_Regal Racing PWD Royalty Pro Racer

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    Sometimes you can go to live stream and reind the raw footage and watch it all, but Greg will make a video of the scout race and post it (actually, I think the Iceman does it), but someone will.

    As a side note, I saw your car and it made it here with no problems. It really looks nice. Its all checked in and ready to go on Saturday. Good luck.
     
  15. TWarwick07

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    Thanks B Regal, glwd to hear the car made it safely., I wasnt worried til I read the other thead that some cars arrived damaged
     
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    N/P. Best of luck...
     
  17. TWarwick07

    TWarwick07 Council Champion

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    If you have a chance to snap a couple of pictures of the car on the check in table could you email them to me so i can show my daughter
     
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    Thanks man, she is up already waiting for the race to start
     
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    True North Racing District Champion Pro Racer

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    That is awesome! Good luck to everyone racing today! I will be at work but will have it on my computer. Hopefully it will not be busy when the BASX are running.
    LETS GO RACING![​IMG]
     

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