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Pinewood Derby Day at Procare

In celebration of July 4th and just to have a little fun, the staff at Procare Software® recently ran our 1st annual pinewood derby style race known as the “Firecracker 5000”. Each person built their car starting with a standard pinewood derby car kit and customized it to their liking. There were separate competitions for speed and cleverness of design.

Procare Pinewood Derby: Video Slide Show

The secret to a fast race, according to winner Steve Suarez (tech support), was to use massive amounts of dry graphite to lubricate the wheels, so much so, that the sleek yellow car ended up graphite gray by the time the race was finished. Coming in second was software engineer Danny Pomeroy with Andy Spliefhof (web design & marketing) taking home the third place trophy.

For the design portion of the competition each person voted for their three favorite cars. There were a lot of nicely crafted cars so it was hard to choose but the top three are shown below.

The “Pony Express” by software consultant Scott Schneider.

Procare Pinewood Derby: Scott Schneider's "Pony Express"

A “Hershey Bar” by VP of sales Rick Waldron.

Procare Pinewood Derby: Rick Waldron's "Hershey Bar"

And “Tucker the Penguin” by tech support specialist Erick Watson.

Procare Pinewood Derby: Erick Watson's "Penguin"

Many thanks to owners Jeff & Tina Blum for sponsoring the race and to software engineer Fred Thieme and Bob Cook of technical support for building the custom thirty-two foot track for the races.

Happy 4th of July and until next time, cheers!


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