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Our 2021 Pinewood Derby is in the books!

Discussion in 'General Pinewood Derby Discussion' started by TexasTaxi, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. TexasTaxi

    TexasTaxi Pinewood Ninja

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    Due to Covid, we were only allowed to use the church gym, on Saturday, so set-up started at 9:00 am. We were done, by about noon, so we thought. Our timer (new bold) was on the blitz, and after an hour of jacking with it, at race time, we decided to run the races using the software (grand prix) generated schedules, with a visual finish, and points entered into a spreadsheet.

    It wasn't as dynamic as seeing the software results, but the boys still had a blast. There are several things that we'll do different next year, race wise, but I think we've got a sizeable edge over the competition, with what we've learned and applied, on this site.

    Konnor took 1st in his den (wolf), without any serious threats. He went on to take first in the pack, as well.
    The only car that was even close is in the bear den, so he'll be back next year.

    I built a car, for myself, to race in the geezer division, and won 1st place there. The cubmaster, that I replaced, came in 2nd. My car was named Molasses. There were a lot of confused faces until I gave my short victory speech ... "This race just proves that all you old geezers are slower than Molasses!"

    Good times!
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    Mojo Racing National Contender Pro Racer

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    Congratulations!

    That was an awesome victory speech!!! :D
     
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    TexasTaxi Pinewood Ninja

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    It got mixed emotions, from the crowd. Mostly laughs, and a few ohhhhhhhhhs!
    One mom said, "it makes sense, now!" :)
     
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    DerbyBoyz Rail Runner Pro Racer

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    Congratulation! Awesome pictures!
     
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    Loud2ns District Champion

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    Congrats on the win. The boys smile says it all.
    Those trophies will look mighty nice on the shelf!
    Nothin runs like a deere!!
     
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    Jupiter 2.9 Workshop Leader Pro Racer

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    Runs like a Deere & Grandma molasses. Nice.
    Solid looking cars.
    Make some space on the shelf. ;)
     
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