April 21, 2018: Pinewood Derby 2018
This is Versii's last Pinewood Derby and Paxton's very 1st!
Special Thanks to my brother Jeff for adding the weights, wheels and axles to the cars for Versii and Paxton! The boys really enjoyed designing and painting their cars, but the weights, axles and wheels are one of the most important parts of derby car designing! So many thanks Jeff, we really appreciate all hard work! I am confident that their cars were so fast because of your skills!
Paxton's car is #1...but the "Pax" probably gave it away haha! He painted it purple and I helped him paint the flames and cut out the letters Pax.
He named his car "The Pax".
Versii's car is #26. He painted the base gray and then I helped him get the design effect he was going for by adding a little water to the dark gray and black paints and flicking them on using a straw. Then we cut out the "V" and strips from silver tape.
Versii named his car "Silver Arrow".
Versii's friend Dathan, from down our street, came with us to the derby. They enjoyed having him there, although none of their faces show it here haha!
Video of the boys cars racing and the awards!
Here's the final derby numbers:
Versii came in 2nd place overall, with his best time being 2.5175 and average speed of 196.4 MPH.
Paxton came in 4th place, with his best being 2.5380 and 194.8 MPH
Versii with his 2nd Place trophy (He also was awarded a certificate for "Smoothest Finish"- not pictured) and Paxton with his Award for "Most Colorful".
Kaden wasn't at Derby since he had a sleep-over with his friend Gabe the night before, where they enjoyed a movie and playing disc golf.