This was the official weigh in station and where we first realized that we were in over our heads. People are serious about some pinewood derby!! The car can weigh up to 5 ounces. In my mind, that meant "do not exceed 5 ounces". But, apparently, to everyone else that meant "make certain that your car weighs EXACTLY 5 ounces or you don't even have a shot".
Our car weighed 4.3 ounces. The lady basically asked us if we still wanted to race. Are you kidding me? We've been working on this car for a month, it was going to race even if it weighed 1 ounce :)
The kiddos were just happy to be racing :) They didn't care that we weren't professionals.
(But mark my words, we will be professionals next year!)
Each car raced in 4 heats. Then there must be a formula to decide the top 10. Here is C getting ready for his first heat.
Here is AP waiting for her/daddy's car to come down the track. Her car came in 3rd all 4 times. That's not bad for a 30 year old car!