Hello Pinewood Derby Car Race Fans!
So the race is set and we are looking forward to some great competition! Get the popcorn and drinks ready! The manager at the SSP Airport has allowed us to set up the virtual race at the main terminal building. Thanks to this terrific outreach by the city! This will look a little different with our talented Mr. Allen Weeks setting up and running our first virtual live stream race. Thanks to Mr. Allen for being our go-to technical guy! We know some have built your cars, some have them in various stages (where did that 4th tire go?) and some Scouts still haven’t decided on a design. You and your Scout have plenty of time to finish up those loose ends. *** 2020 Pinewood Derby Rules***
Here is the plan:
Pit Crew Days:
If you need to cut, or pre-weigh your car and do minor adjustments, let me know. I will plan on Tuesday June 30th and Tuesday July 7th to have the scroll saw, sander, scale and tools available from 6:30pm till 8pm in my driveway to use. Social guidelines and masks required
Drop off Cars:
The date will be Tuesday, July 14th from 6:30pm till 8pm in the parking lot at Door 4 at Lincoln Center. We will be following social and safe guidelines. We ask that you please wear a mask when you arrive. We need everyone to please stay in your car and hand us your car(s) so we can weigh in each car, must be less than 5ozs and make sure it meets all the requirements listed in the above link on rules. If your car does not meet the rules, you can make adjustments at home and drop off at the SSP Airport main terminal on race day (Between Noon and 2pm).
The big race will by Sunday, July 19th at 3pm. We will send out the link to the race a couple of days before the 19th. Please share the link with grandparents, family and others who want to see this truly and hopefully last “virtual” great derby car race.
Pick up Cars and Trophies:
Then on Tuesday, July 21st from 6:30pm till 8pm you can swing back into the parking lot Door 4 again at Lincoln Center to collect your car(s) and hopefully a trophy. Again we ask everyone wear a mask and stay in your car.
*** If there is any reason you cannot make either the drop off or pick up please let me know and we can accommodate your request ***
Lastly, there was an idea of having donations (door prizes) where we could pick out the name of a Scout from a hat for a prize during the race. If anyone would like to volunteer to put that together let me know.
We look forward to this great event and hope to see some additional great car designs added to the mix.