- Master Pine Head
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One advantage of using average time is that you can periodically display the standings during the race, even if some racers have raced one more time than others. However, that is not something that I recommend at all. The slower racers know they are out of it pretty quickly, but not so much for the middle of the pack racers. Showing the standings can cause these racers to lose interest, since they see they are out of the running for the trophies. I think it is better to keep the standings a bit of a mystery until the racing is over for that round.
Other than that, there is no difference between cumualtive scoring and average scoring. Throwing out the worst time affects both.
Awana Grand Prix and Pinewood Derby racing - Where a child, an adult and a small block of wood combine for a lot of fun and memories.