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Here are our family's pinewood derby results using Maximum Velocity! Click on a car name to see a picture of the car.

Year Timothy Shannon Janel Stephen
19971
Maximum Velocity!
1st Edition
Yellow Dragster
3rd Place
Upper Division
Yellow Dragster
2nd Place
Lower Division
No Entry No Entry
1998
Maximum Velocity!
2nd Edition
Battery Car
1st Place
Upper Division
3rd Place - Design
Cube Car
2nd Place
Lower Division
1st Place - Design
Black Wedge
1st Place
Lower Division
No Entry
1999
Maximum Velocity!
3rd Edition
Black Dragster
1st Place
Upper Division
Maroon Low Rider
3rd Place
Lower Division
The Pipe

4th Place
Lower Division
No Entry
2000
Maximum Velocity!
4th Edition
Rocket Carrier
2nd Place
Upper Division2
Flashing Rail

4th Place
Upper Division
Flashing Rectangle
1st Place
Lower Division
Flashing Z

Did not Place3
1st Place - Design
2001
Maximum Velocity!
5th Edition
Red Arrow
2nd Place
Upper Division
Flower Wedge
1st Place
Upper Division
Blue Interceptor
1st Place
Lower Division
3rd Place - Design
Yellow Rocket
3rd Place
Lower Division
2002
Maximum Velocity!
6th Edition
Wedge SE
2nd Place
Upper-Open Division
D-Backs SE
1st Place
Upper-Open Division
Bee Hive Wedge
1st Place
Lower-Open Division
Blue Speeder
2rd Place
Lower-Open Division
2nd Place Design
2003
Maximum Velocity!
7th Edition
No Entry Wedge Turbo
1st Place
Upper - Stock Division
2nd Place Design
Wing
2nd Place
Upper - Stock Division
Dominator
2st Place
Lower - Stock Division
1st Place Design
20044
Maximum Velocity!
8th Edition
No Entry Tulip
3rd Place
Upper Division
3rd Place Design
Wedge

5th Place
Upper Division
Bolt
3rd Place
Lower Division

Year Elisa Shannon Janel Stephen
2005
Maximum Velocity!
9th Edition
Snake
2st Place
Outlaw5
2nd Place Design
Sports Car

Did not place
Upper Division
Cell Phone
1st Place
Upper Division
1st Place Design
Dune Buggy

Fifth Place6
Upper Division
3rd Place Design
2006
Maximum Velocity!
9th Edition
Modified Wing
1st Place
Outlaw
No Entry Patriotic Stealth
1st Place
Upper Division
2nd Place Design
Wing
2nd Place
Upper Division
2007
Maximum Velocity!
10th Edition
Wedge SE
2nd Place
Outlaw
Velocinator
3rd Place
Outlaw
2nd Place Design
Detonator
1st Place
Upper Division
Speeder
3rd Place
Upper Division7
1st Place Design

Year Janel Stephen
2008
Maximum Velocity!
10th Edition
Two-wheeled Wonder
2st Place
Outlaw
1nd Place Design
Wedge SE
1st Place
Upper Division
1st Place Design
2009
Maximum Velocity!
11th Edition
Street Rod


Outlaw
Fourth Place
Green Stealth
1st Place
Outlaw
3rd Place Design
2010
Maximum Velocity!
11th Edition
No Entry Vaccinator
1st Place
Outlaw
1st Place Design

Year Randy
2011
Maximum Velocity!
11th Edition
2-Wheeled Car V2

Outlaw8
4th Place
Spring 2012
Maximum Velocity!
12th Edition
Pharodox
2nd Place
Outlaw
2nd Place Design
Fall 2012
Maximum Velocity!
12th Edition
Lightning Bolt
1st Place
Outlaw
2013
Maximum Velocity!
12th Edition
Police Cruiser
2nd Place
Outlaw
1st Place Design
2014
Maximum Velocity!
12th Edition
Iron Man
1st Place
Outlaw
3rd Place Design

Year Randy Elisa
2015
Maximum Velocity!
12th Edition
Fender Bender
2nd Place
Outlaw
Flower Garden
2nd Place
Outlaw
1I spoke with the owners of all of the top cars in the race, and they all followed the guidelines in "Speed to the Finish".

2My 12 year old son built this car on his own using the guidelines in Maximum Velocity! It was a photo finish with his car just a whisker behind the winning car!

3A failed experiment. If you look at the picture of the car, you will see that the pyramid weights are not centered on the car. Thus, the car was heavier on one side and would not go straight. Oh well, there's always next year!

4A tough year, but no excuses. The competition increased significantly, and the club switched to the PineCar kits with solid rod axles. These proved to be a challenge. My consolation is that all of the winning families participated in our workshop!

5My wife wanted to enter a car in the Outlaw Division this year. So I built this three-wheeled snake. I can't take credit for the idea, as it was inspired by a photo I found on the web (if you know the name of the original designer, please let me know). The car was the fastest in the race, but was unstable. On the last heat it jumped the track, so it ended up in second place.

6After the race I found out that by time (not points), the car was third place. But due to the heat mix (it raced the two fastest cars more than other cars), the points scoring method placed it fifth.

7This was actually the 2nd fastest car, but it jumped the track on one run resulting in third place overall. Oh well, that's the breaks.

8The car was actually the third fastest (behind two cars with needle axle outlaw wheels). But on the second to last run the front bar broke off, so on the last run the car didn't trigger the finish line. I should have attached it with glue and a screw instead of just glue. Oh well.

 
 
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