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Saturday, October 10, 2009

2009 Pinewood Derby

We took Micah to his first Pinewood derby today.  About a month ago, we purchased a pinewood derby car kit and John and Micah started working on their car.  Our friend had a table saw and cut out the shape that John drew for the car.  Micah helped do a lot of the work on the car.  He helped to sand it down.  He wanted it to look like the Transformer Bumblebee, so he painted it yellow.  John drew the racing stripes and colored one and then Micah colored the other.  You be the judge on who colored which one.


The car has been finished for a few weeks, and Micah had been so patient waiting for race day.  So today we went.  The cars all had to be 5 ounces, so we had to add some weight to the car.  They had washers and glue guns there. 

Micah was in the 6 and under division.  He lost his first two races.  But he had about 4 or 5 more races, and he won all of those.  So he ended up in first place.  It was fun watching his car even though it lost the first two races.  But in the other races, his car would come from behind to win.  And THAT was fun to watch!  Here’s some video. 

Micah had a blast.  They raced other divisions, and since Micah won first place in his division, he got to stay behind and race the winners of the other divisions.  In that race he came in third place out of three.  But he didn’t care one bit.  John told me that after I left to take Caleb home for his nap, that Micah kissed his plaque.  We all had a lot of fun cheering on Micah and Daniel and the other cars.  We will be doing this again next year, and next year Caleb will get to enter a car as well.  Here are some more pictures.

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