Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pinewood Derby

This is Alex's last Pinewood Derby. He worked really hard on his car this year and was really hoping to win a trophy. He got 3rd place last year and was really wanting 1st or 2nd.

His scout leader brought his saw to scouts to help the boys cut out their cars, which was really nice because we don't have a saw. Rich and Alex sanded it down and got it all painted.
Here he is with his car "heavy metal." Each car gets to race 4 times and then they average your time to pick the top 3.
Alex's fastest time was 191.8. There were a few cars that went 194 to 197 so I knew he wasn't going to win. He ended up in 6th place but considering there were 31 cars that is pretty dang awesome!!! He was disappointed but that is just part of life, you win some you loose some!! I am proud of him for being a good sport because that is what matters the most!

1 comment:

Shortcake and Company said...

Heavy Metal. That's a great name.