WHEATLAND, CA (MPG) – On August 22nd, build and race a pinewood derby car in an open-challenge competition. The custom-built racetrack starts with a nine foot drop, hits a three foot loop, and follows with a jump before the final straightaway. Open challenge means no complex brackets and tiers and no interminable waiting—just pick your opponent and go head to head as soon as the start line clears. Workstations with experts and power tools are available to help build or modify cars. Pinewood Derby car kits are available in the workshops at cost for $4 each, but it’s recommended that participants purchase kits beforehand at any craft shop or Boy Scout store.
Pinewood Derby car kits can be found in most craft stores and Boy Scout shops. To race on this extraordinary track, every participant must be sure to trim the long end of the stock Pinewood Derby Car to one inch from the axel groove. Multiple submissions are encouraged. Special category cars (LEDs, GoPro mount, assisted drive, CO2 propulsion) are encouraged. Please, no pyrotechnics.
Participants of all ages are invited to take part in the race. Admission and food are free! Both children and adults can easily enjoy the fun. Hot dogs and hot rods is hosted by the Wheatland Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The event will take place at LDS Chapel in Wheatland, located at 5091 Wheatland Road, Wheatland 95692 (across the street from Wheatland High School). The workstations and track open at noon. Barrel BBQ hot dogs and open racing start at 4 p.m., and the event ends at 6 p.m. For any questions, call (530) 923-8580.
Source: Garner Capps