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by timtrain35
Wed May 02, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: A different kind of win.
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

A different kind of win.

Well tonight was the big night for my daughter, the Awana Grand Prix. She had a tough reputation to uphold winning first in speed and design last year. This year she wanted a hair brush car and it was a decent looking car, good enough for second in design. Speed wise, we tried a few different things...
by timtrain35
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Mid America
Replies: 12
Views: 2159

Re: Mid America

Sporty, can you post a link for viewing the event?
by timtrain35
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: Cory's Spredsheet for PPN Charts - A Question
Replies: 2
Views: 4789

Cory's Spredsheet for PPN Charts - A Question

I've used Cory's spreadsheet for the past two years with great success. However, this year is a little different. It's an Awana event and we are splitting up the two age categories into two nights. Long story short, I'm guessing we are going to end up with 20-25 cars for an evening running on a thre...
by timtrain35
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Pack Derby (Warning: lots of pictures)
Replies: 25
Views: 3428

Re: Pack Derby (Warning: lots of pictures)

Is the track a traditional style where the cars straddle the lane guides or are the lane guides outside of the wheelbase of the car? It's a little hard to tell from the pics....just curious.
by timtrain35
Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Awaiting the dawn
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Awaiting the dawn

That's it....it's done. You and the person shorter than you have done all you can for this year's car. Tomorrow is the big night and the car (cars in my case) are resting comfortably for the evening. You?.....not so much. What could you have done better? What will you do next year? What if something...
by timtrain35
Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Awana Grand Prix - The Why
Replies: 2
Views: 1929

Re: Awana Grand Prix - The Why

Very cool, thanks for sharing.
by timtrain35
Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Plexiglass Track - Anyone else seen one?
Replies: 5
Views: 2159

Re: Plexiglass Track - Anyone else seen one?

Curious from those that have seen it, how were the track sections attached?
by timtrain35
Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: The trophy round
Replies: 8
Views: 4134

Re: The trophy round

OK, update time! The big night was last night and it went a lot better than last year's event. I downloaded the spreadsheet on Cory's website and it worked very well. We had 2 age groups running separately, Sparks and T&T's. Sparks had 14 cars total with 5 making it to the trophy round. T&T's had 9 ...
by timtrain35
Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby App
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: Pinewood Derby App

Anytime I stumble across a tips book(let), I am curious if it includes advice that might offer no benefit - or worse, does more harm that good. Yeah, there's definitely some things in there that made me raise an eyebrow. The page right after that screen shot goes into detail about polishing the whe...
by timtrain35
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby App
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: Pinewood Derby App

... or an iPad :D . Anyway, it's not so much an app as it is an e-book. It's pretty basic and generic. It goes into a little bit of everything from body design, cutting out the design, sanding, finishing, etc. It also goes into wheel and axle prep a little bit. However, it's always from the standpoi...
by timtrain35
Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby App
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Pinewood Derby App

Just stumbled across an app in iTunes called Pinewood Derby Handbook. I haven;\'t had a chance to really look at it yet, but hey, it's only a buck. FYI.
by timtrain35
Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: The trophy round
Replies: 8
Views: 4134

Re: The trophy round

Thanks again guys. Stan, I had not thought of assigning numbers in that manner, definitely worth considering. Once I speak with the commander (troop leader in Awana lingo), I'll let you know how the event goes, assuming I don't have anymore questions, which I probably will. :?
by timtrain35
Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: The trophy round
Replies: 8
Views: 4134

Re: The trophy round

Thanks for the replies thus far, here's some more info. This is an Awana race with a 2 lane borrowed home made track, no timer. The commander is probably going to want to split the group into 2 age groups (Sparks and TNT's) with somewhere around 20 cars in each group, give or take 5. He also probabl...
by timtrain35
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: Scheduling Methods
Topic: The trophy round
Replies: 8
Views: 4134

The trophy round

I've seen numerous threads about running a points style race with PPN charts. The consensus is that this is a good way to narrow the field to about 7 cars for a trophy round. My question is, how do you all handle the trophy round? Do you re-number the cars and generate another chart or is it more of...
by timtrain35
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Tracks
Topic: New Test Track
Replies: 28
Views: 5837

Re: New Test Track

Cool!!! Thanks for the pics.