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Procare’s 2nd Annual Pinewood Derby

2012 "Firecracker 5000" Pinewood Derby Race at ProcareWhat could be more fun than a summertime car race? The staff of Procare Software recently held their second annual race, known as the “Firecracker 5000”. Each person began with a pinewood derby style car kit and from there designed it for speed, style or both. Prizes were awarded to the top three finishers in a double-elimination bracket and also to the three cars that received the most votes for “best in show”.

The winner for 2012, Software Consultant Scott Schneider, did not think he had much of a chance after having to tape the left front wheel on shortly before race time and credited “luck” as his secret to success. Scott not only had a fast car, but a well crafted and visually appealing design featuring a notched front end with copper tubing, which also captured him 2nd place in the best of show voting. That’s an impressive 1-2 finish. Scott, who previously won best of show in 2011, certainly has a flair for style. Continue reading

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