Our Pack Pinewood Derby race was this past Saturday. It was a fun and exciting, long and exhausting day. The boys loved it.
The boys race by rank and Aidan was up first. They start with a nerve racking technical inspection. Aidan’s car weighed in at 5.04 ounces and Dane’s car weighed 5.03 ounces. Exactly what we were shooting for. I am happy to report that both boys passed without any issues this year. Phew!
Aidan’s Ninja Mobile had very good competition at the Webelos I rank. The cars in this heat were very fast this year!
Even so, Aidan took first place in a couple of races with speeds of 212 – 214 miles per hour! His Ninja Mobile was one fast car!
As usual, it was so much fun watching the cars zoom down the track. The boys all cheer each other on and are such good sports about each race.
At the end of Aidan’s day he took home second place in his overall rank and fourth place in his rank finals. It was hard for me to see him lose the third place trophy by a tenth of a second (check out his speed – it was a good race!), but he took it in stride and enjoyed the rest of the races throughout the day.
Next, it was Dane’s turn to race with the Wolf rank. He tried a new design with his “Black Hole” car this car year and couldn’t wait to see how it worked.
He was not disappointed with a number of first place races!
Both boys also had the honor of leading the Pledge of Allegiance for their rank.
We had a great time cheering Dane and his friends on throughout the day. Dane ended up taking home the second place trophy for his rank!
Another successful Pinewood Derby put on by the wonderful volunteers of Pack 61. These are the days our boys (and girls) will remember. Here are some more cool cars.
So, I am wondering, why are really fun times always exhausting?