Sunday, January 28, 2007

2007 Pinewood Derby

I volunteered to help set-up for the Pinewood Derby. Jack and I got to the hall about 11:30 a.m. It took a group of us about an hour and 20 minutes to put-together the track, connect all of the electronics and set-up the room.

Two years ago, our pinewood derby car was a disaster. Last year, we did better; we finished third out of seven cars in our den. Our goal for this year was to try and finish in the top two in our den so that we could advance to the regionals.

Our experience over the last two years and the work of the last two weeks paid off. Jack's car was extremely fast. His car took first place in the den! The car won several races by two or more car lengths.

At the end of all the den races, they took the top two cars from each den and had a grand champion race. Jack's car won! Out of almost 25 cars, we had the fastest car and ended up as the pack champion.

By the time, we tore everything down and cleaned up the hall it was almost 5:30 p.m. It was a long afternoon.

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