The Awanas pine wood derby race is always a big deal in our house. Vinny and Dad worked on the car for about a month and then on the night before the big day they were doing some touch ups and ooops they broke the back end of the car off. So luckily we had another car as a spare and they had to start over from scratch. Well they finished one just in time but they were not able to get the graphite worked into the wheels and axle's as much as they did before but they were as ready as they could be. So when the races began Vinny lost his first race. We were all pretty bummed well since daddy builds races cars for real we were expected to take the field like they did last year. During the other races Vinny sat there and worked the graphite in the whole time and then it was his turn to climb back up out of the losers bracket and well, he defeated the whole room with ease!! But he was never able to run again against the one who beat him because he won ever race that he had run. So Vinny ended up with 2nd that night. Just to see who was the fastest Vinny asked the boy who beat him on the first race to go again and well Vinny blew him away!!! We ended the night with a smile and Vinny and dad were happy with their car they built. They always have next year to try again. Life is good!