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Well, today was the BIG day! Pack 280’s Pinewood Derby! The boys were pretty excited to put their cars to the test…

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…especially ultra-competitive Adam, who is all business. Alex, on the other hand is just chillin’

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Our Den 1 Tigers had seven cars competing today…

Pinewood Derby

Each group of boys, Tigers, Wolfs, Bears, and Webelos, raced against each other in several three-car “heats” to ensure fair competition. The individual scores are then totaled to determine the winner in each group. Each of the Tigers raced in three heats.

Adam raced against his Den-mates…

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then Alex…

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…and in one race, Adam and Alex ran against each other…

Pinewood Derby

So, how did it end? Alex took 3rd Place and gets to advance to the District Pinewood Derby in March!

Pinewood Derby

Alex also took 1st Place in “Design”…

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While Adam took 2nd Place in “Design”…

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The boys had a great time and were very proud of the work they did on their cars and seeing their efforts brought to fruition at “The Derby”…

Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby

…and although Adam was a little bummed he didn’t place, he learned a great lesson in sportsmanship, as did many of the scouts. In the end, that’s really what it’s all about.

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To kick-off the new year, the boys’ Godfather, Chris, and I took the boys on a road trip to visit the Daytona International Raceway Museum.

Dale at Daytona

While we were waiting for our tour to begin, we looked around the museum a bit and these clowns in front of the cut-away “Drive Petty” car…

Clown Car

The tour was pretty comprehensive and took us all around the track and down pit road…

Tour

We stopped for a bit at the start-finish line and walked up the 18-percent grade track for a photo-op…

Dad and Boys

Back aboard the tram, I got a quick picture of the new Grand Stand as we headed to the garage area and Victory Lane!

Grand Stand

In the garage area, we visited the auditorium where the drivers receive their safety briefing prior to the race. They played the safety briefing for us, which was interesting, but even more interesting were the photos on the wall depicting some Daytona history. Like this one of Donny Allison in front of the Wood Brothers #21 Mercury Cyclone (even from across the room, I can pick-out my racing team!)…

Donnie Allison

Then it was on to Victory Lane…

Selfie

We had a blast!

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Wood Brothers Museum I like to pay a visit to the Wood Brothers Racing Museum every time we come back to Stuart. This was the boys first visit. They love race care and they had a blast. We even got to go into the back where they store the cars. This actually used to be a working garage until they moved the team to Charlotte.

And when you think of racing, you think of lollypops! In fact, they lost all interest in David Pearson’s Mercury, when the lady behind the counter offered them to the boys. Alas, tour’s over!

Wood Brothers Cars Lollypops

Just so ya know…this is Pearson’s ’73 Mercury Cyclone. This was his first year with the Wood Brothers and he was NASCAR’s Driver of the Year!

David Pearson's Merc

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You know when you’re a NASCAR fan when your kids go to sleep with a race car instead of a teddy bear…

NASCAR Fan

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Adam zips around the house in his Lightening McQueen racer fueled only by the swiftness of his little feet. Speed isn’t his only attribute, though, as he has become quite adept at whirling around, jumping over, and flying through various obstacles.

Of course, he has a tendency to bite-off a little more than he can chew…

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