I wish all racers the Very Best.
Hoping since I didn't get a call that mine arrived intact.
If you sent it Priority Mail you'll be able to track it. I doubt they will call you unless it arrived damaged and it was unable to go down the track.
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Bill's truck wasn't too hard to repair, but I am sure that the jolt that caused the wheels to break off of it, didn't help it's performance. Joel, from Derby Evolution, was very kind to chip in the replacement wheels.
One other big rig showed up damaged. It had a broken fin despite a very elaborate packing job. Greg was able to repair that with some super glue.
There was a tie for 2nd in the Big Rig Class B race. Whoda won the tiebreaker based off of head-to-head results. Congrats to Whoda. It was good to be able to meet him in person.
Awana Grand Prix and Pinewood Derby racing - Where a child, an adult and a small block of wood combine for a lot of fun and memories.
Thanks to Greg Dawes and his team for putting Mid America Derby on year after year.
And Special thanks to Mark and Bill!! I appreciate both of you. I hope that we continue to learn and build super cool and fast Big Rigs. Just throwing ideas out and talking about them makes a big difference. I bet, there will be more rigs next year as a result of this years event and the time and effort we put in to get rigs there. Even with the horrible echo, hearing the communication going on was worth the price of entry.
Wish I was there with you Mark. MAybe next year. Safe travels home.
Just made the long 8 hr trip back home seen this post and just had to chime in.. The race was lots of fun guys Thank's for racing!
Sorry about your truck getting damaged in shipping! But Thank you so very much for letting Randy & I get your truck fixed so you could race!
Your truck was so very cool to see in person.. There was a lot of hard work put into making it in my eyes Bill And i wanted so much to see you race it!
Even though i know you wanted to see what your hard work would do! Next year will be your year Speedster!!
Dura ran very good at 3.0308 and taking 4th place in your first year to race a class B rig.
And you say I'm the Creative one! Congrats on the 1st place win at 2.7944 Spirit of America Class B rig
Doug! you and I tied of all things at 2.912
Randy ran the tiebreaker on the computer soft ware... i was shocked to have moved up into 2nd place with the tiebreaker!
2.9512 Ol' Red 2nd place
2.9512 Screaming Eagle 3rd place.
1st place Speed Reaper at 2.8538
2nd place Built for Speed at 2.8912
3rd place Chased at 2.9779
4th place Bobcat at 3.0169
Yes Bill and Eagle packing the big rigs for shipping is hard to do to keep them from moving around in the box.
Foam in the bottom, sides and top will help some..
This year i packed up the rigs on the wooden stands i made and wrapped them up in trash bags and packed in foam around the trucks for the long dive out.