Sunday, April 02, 2017

pinewood derby

last thursday, the night after the cub scout pinewood derby, the activity days girls in our ward participated in a pinewood derby of their own.

summer and bryan worked on her car on-and-off for a couple of weeks. after bryan explained some of the basic physics involved in creating the fastest pinewood derby car, summer designed, sanded, painted, and helped weight her own car. the lego figures (meant to represent her and her dad) riding atop her purple glitter creation were the crowning achievement in summer's speedy-car design. 

at the official weigh-in, summer discovered she was a tenth of an ounce short of the optimal 5.0 ounces, so lego dad had to lose his head, and summer and bryan borrowed a quarter from the generous harper family in order to peak out the car's weight at 5.0 exact. 

summer named the car purple quarter. for obvious reasons.

each of the eleven cars raced three times, once in each lane. the top three racers then went on to compete in three more runs to determine the night's winner.

summer came in fourth by two hundredths of a second.

the whole group of racers.

great job, ladies! and many thanks to the organizers! 
root beer floats all around.

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