Thursday, August 13, 2009

Derby King

Since Joel will miss his pack meeting pinewood derby next month, he participated in the BYU summer pinewood derby last Saturday. Joel competed with 27 BYU students--some of them engineering geeks who live for the day they can design a super fast aerodynamic car. He came in a consistant third in his heat so we were surprised at the end of the meet that Joel came in 7th out of 28--not bad for his rookie season. The two blue cars in front of Joel's Blue Blazer competed in the final award winning heat. They were also Joel's only competition for the coveted BYU Cougar Spirit award. Joel's car won that award and a 5$ gift certificate. Over-all a very happy day for all invovled. Joel's dad even got a few tips for next year from the aerodynamic brothers who got 1st and 2nd place.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to Joel and Chad on how well they did in the Pinewood Derby. The only thing I learned from all of the cars I made was that getting the nail/axals filed down as much as possible really helped. When you get back from Israel you shoud be invincable.