Pinewood Derby Car Showcase – August 7, 2014

Ski Racer – Tom Bybee

My 8-year-old daughter took skiing lessons this year and was wildly enthusiastic about the sport. Her first car design was a natural expression of her new-found passion. She placed second in the siblings race at our Pack.
NASCAR COT: Caterpillar Toyota – Brent Whitlow

My father and I take pride in creating full-bodied NASCAR style pinewood derby cars. Since the COT (Car of Tomorrow) made its debut last year in the Nextel Cup, we have been trying to create a pinewood derby version. This year we were able to debut our first ever COT at our local SAPCAR pinewood derby racing event.
Pink Ghost – Brian & Brianna Fenech

This car is my daughter’s submission from her April 2008 Awana Grand Prix race with Adamsville Baptist Church. The paint is a bright pink with ghost Lemans stripes. The car features an extended wheelbase wedge design, offset front wheels, and raised right front wheel. We used flat black under the nose to ensure instant timing light trigger. All the tungsten weight is located near the rear axle, precisely at 5.0 ounces. The wheels are race-ready, graphite-coated slicks. The axles were smoothed and grooved to reduce friction and utilized Krytox oil rather than graphite lube. The car raced a total of eight class heats. It sped to 1st Place – Top Speed in Class, then Top Speed Overall to beat all competition, including parents. The car also garnered 2nd place in class for design. We’re looking forward to starting our 2009 Awana Grand Prix racer. By the way, Brianna was also the reining 2007 Top Speed Overall,
(See Car Showcase in Volume 7 – Issue 9).
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