This is there 3rd year doing a Cubmobile race. The ramps are loaned out from the local pack here in Rock Falls il.
A good turn out !
The hill was a nice slope 150 feet long.
A little faster than what we have ran for Cubmobile races.
It was certainly hard on the brakes, Fast stops.
Should have seen the stop crew. They took a few hits in the legs !!
There was one accident that was pretty good, flipped onto it's side. A run into the other race just after the finish line.
The faster speed, and pulling on the brake lever, seemed to have caused the kids to have a harder time keeping a strait line, during the braking time. So one had a collision after the finish line. A few other close calls.
Seat belt and safety sides, worked and prevent any real injury to the child ! The helmet also was a plus in this accident. The foot safety board prevented the childs feet from injury during the flip over when the two cars came together.
I have two pictures of the car, after the accident, some damage can be seen. see bottom of page !
My son and my Girlfriends son, both took 1st place in tiger and in wolf.
here our some photos.
The father quickly got the rubber back on the wheels, some axle adjustments and went onto take 1st place in there class.
Final thoughts- cars are getting faster and better, I still see a few safety sides missing, and plastic wheels.
Congrats to all the racers and helpers of pack 53 !
In the 3rd year and cars are getting faster each year and that's really great .
I don't really know much about this kinda thing , how fast, how far to stop, stopping procedure or what have you , But have ya'll considered some type of saftey barrier to keep those little guys from possible beheading's (serious injury) due to stopping failure and running under one of the vehicles parked along the sides and or at the ends of the track.
Ya know, that is one reason why commercially sold go-carts now have roll gages.
There was an incident or 2 around this area where kids were getting serious injuries from go-carts and home made down hill racers running under parked vehicles.
Not trying to be mean , Just a food for thought in safety.
They have what looked like 30-40 feet to stop. Plenty of room. The helpers (stoppers) if the brake did not work well or the child forgot.
They were usually going about 5 miles per hour at the bottom or less. Average looked to be around 3 miles per hour. they were stopping after about 10 feet of the finish line.