The Race!


Last night was the much anticipated Pinewood Derby race. It was a pretty incredible experience (since I only had the “Girl Scout” experience). Weigh-in was at 5:45pm. Everyone was scrambling around trying to add weight to their cars (5oz. max) including the Speelmans. Once the official weigh-in was complete they started a series of three “heats.” Each car got to race three times, once in each lane. Isaac’s car came in second twice and third once (the yellow arrows indicate Isaac’s car). Needless to say he did not advance to the finals, but he didn’t seem one bit upset. All the boys chanted and cheered for their friends during every single race (my ears were ringing by the time we left). Emotions were running high, that’s for sure. I loved Isaac’s friend Liam’s reaction before and after his race (second to last set of images). Truitt hung out with Caroline and his friend David. Owen ran around the school gym “shooting” (basketballs). Oh, and I actually helped out in the final race capturing the “photo finish”. My photo backed up the judges decision (check out the back wheels in the image).

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January 12, 2008 - 2:19 pm

b - These are great! Looks like a lot of fun. And I’m glad to see that Truitt and Caroline are still friends.

January 12, 2008 - 2:44 pm

Kim Ferris - I love all the looks on their faces.Isaac was really into the race by the look on his face. I’m glad they all had a lot of fun. Great job on the photo finish.

January 12, 2008 - 5:39 pm

kris - Yeah for Isaac and also Yeah for Truitt and Cawowine:)

January 12, 2008 - 10:20 pm

Jodi Kinasewitz - The emotions captured in these pics are priceless! Great photo finish! I totally remember this race from 30 years ago when my brother was a Boy Scout- it was just as big of a deal then.

January 13, 2008 - 1:19 am

Barb - Good job Isaac for doing so well in the race!! Wonderful pictures that truly capture the moments well. That sure was a close race….nice photo finish!

January 13, 2008 - 1:52 pm

Laura Speelman - Great photos, I didnt know Isaac was in scouts. Brings back alot of memories of our pinewood derby days. I sure you remember Joe!

January 13, 2008 - 6:38 pm

Earl - What a wonderful set of photos. The expressions are great. In the shot of various cars, the pool table creation is pretty funny.

January 14, 2008 - 8:49 pm

Julie - Good job, Isaac! I love the emotion you have captured here. I could really envision myself being right there with you!

January 14, 2008 - 10:19 pm

Dana Darbyshire - This bring back memories from my brother. We might be calling Joe when our boys get involved since Gregg has many talents but none of them involve tools.
Good Job Isaac.

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