We plan to hold the race in the church parking lot where our troop meets. There is a large flat area for a "drag race" and a long uphill driveway where we plan to do a "gravity challenge". I tentatively plan to build some sort of track next year and introduce timing equipment, but we're going to see how things go before getting too out of control.
Thanks in advance for any tips/advice.
As far as tips.
Have Extra Fuel Canisters: For the Re-runs, & Extra 50# test monofilment race line.
And some spare wheels and axels on hand.
But most of all Have a Blast with the kids.
We are doing a dry run after our court of honor tomorrow night, so I hope to work out any big issues there.
The boys have been talking about this event ever since one of our ASMs mentioned it at a meeting. They very quickly added it to the schedule of events after that and seem excited. I have to admit, as a former Cubmaster and active pinewood derby chair, I'm looking forward to it, too!