May 17th Cubmobile race !!

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May 17th Cubmobile race !!

Post by sporty » Tue May 06, 2008 1:37 pm

The rock falls pack 323 and other local packs will be holding there 7th annual cubmobile race. On may 17th !!

open to all cub scouts, tigers thru webelos 2.

The cubmobile has to meet the rules and info sent out in the blackhawk currier.

link to it-http://www.whiteeaglebsa.org/Newsletter ... letter.pdf


a copy of the plans and rules can be sent you. if you are wanting to attend.

the rules are basically the same as they have been for this even for the past few years.

A example of the cubmobile can be seen on this forum, 2008 cubmobile.







if you plan coming and racing or just to watch, please contact them now !!

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Re: May 17th Cubmobile race !!

Post by sporty » Sun May 18, 2008 11:59 am

Kids had a great time, a Little windy !!

However the food was good and the kids cars creative.

Hopefully some others will post some more pics from the race.

Here is a few pictures.

My son took 1st in tigers cubmobile.

My G/F son took 1st in wolfs. they shared the Cubmobile.

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Re: May 17th Cubmobile race !!

Post by Teeeman » Sun May 18, 2008 6:18 pm

Congrats!

Boy could our local area learn from the lane dividers and less aggressive ramps...

and was that real timer system?

(we have volunteers with a stopwatch who usually don't even know when to time the cars... from the moment they move or some thought to start the clock at the bottom of the ramp and BOY did we have some FAST runs as a result... no reruns either... hahahah!)

Well, that was all last year... we are already out of the CMB business as of this year and we didn't even go to this year's race.

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Re: May 17th Cubmobile race !!

Post by derbyspeed » Sun May 18, 2008 10:45 pm

Very cool setup! I can't wait to have our cubmobile races this year, at least we are hoping to have them, sometime at the end of July or beginning of august.

As far as I know our town has never held a cubmobile event so we are hoping it will be a big hit and possibly recruit more scouts as well.

The ramps look very well made, does the starting gate hold the back axle or the front axle before release?


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Re: May 17th Cubmobile race !!

Post by sporty » Mon May 19, 2008 2:08 pm

the finish line light is a infared lights, 1st one across trips the light for that side.

The ramps, hold the front wheel.

the ramps 3 feet high, 4feet wide, 16 feet long.

the starting gate lever is 52 1/2 inches forward from the rear edge of the back.

So cars longer than 52 do not fit. all we allow is 52 inch long cars.

There is talk of adding safety sides and a back support to prevent car drop off on the back end of the ramps.

a double elim char was used, usually they us brh solutions double elim software.

Thanks for the kinds words.

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