Here is Blake at the Regional Pinewood Derby. Fortunately we had to rush to baseball practice, so we were in and out. Unfortunately that means he lost his first two races and was knocked out early.
However, here is what we learned from the experience: shave the car (the wood) down to almost nothing and replace the weight with metal. All added metal weight should go in front of the axles. Grind off the little grooves in the nails. Lastly, it doesn't matter what color you paint the car. If it's not charcoal gray from all the graphite, then you're not doing it right.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
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