The end of April brought the highly anticipated Pinewood Derby. Brandon and Hyrum worked so hard on the car. They researched how to make the best car and various designs of paint and body type. Hyrum was the one that picked the body type of the car as well as the design. Hyrum and Brandon were able to go to a neighbors house to cut out the car with a table saw. The next step was to paint the body which they both did together as well as put the wheels on and other final touches.
On the day of derby there was excitement in the air. The first step of the night was to get your car weighed to make sure it didn't pass the legal limit or to see if you could add more weight. Our car was pretty much dead on. The nice post man in our town lets the boys come and weigh their cars before the race; which Hyrum did.
After cars were weighed, the cars were assigned a number and set on the table and not allowed to be touched unless it was their turn to race.
The derby was set up in a round robin. Every car would race ten different cars. At the end of the ten races, the judges would decide who was the winner based off of wins and loses. Two cars would race at a time.
Hyrum's car won every race of the ten races. It was so cute to see how excited he (as well as Brandon) was to see how well his car that he slaved over did. This is the official "Yes" picture.
I was proud of Hyrum, even though his car was doing really well, he tried his best to show good sportsmanship.
At the end of the ten races, Hyrum's car tied with another car at not losing a single race. It was decided that there would be a race off. It was then that Hyrum's car lost his first race. They decided to switch tracks and race again. This time, the cars tied! A redo was in order. Hyrum's car barely lost! Hyrum took second place out of about twenty cars! He did awesome! It was a fun night. Hyrum and Brandon are already making plans for next year!