Ready, Set, Go: Bratt Church Holds Pinewood Derby

January 31, 2010


bratt-pinewood-derby-22.jpgThere was some small-scale, fast-paced racing action Saturday afternoon in Bratt as the First Baptist Church of Bratt held its “nearly annual” Pinewood Derby.

The cars begin with a block of pinewood that is cut and shaped into a car. Add wheels, paint, weights and other personal touches, and it’s a pinewood derby racer as long as it is under five ounces. During workshops on Wednesday nights in January, the participants sanded, weighed, painted and wheeled their cars.

The cars are 1:25 scale. Reaching about 8 mph on the short wood track equates to a full scale speed of about 200 mph.

For a photo gallery from the event, click here.

The First Baptist Church of BrattĀ  “nearly annual” Pinewood Derby race winners were:

Mission Friends

  • First (tie): Anna Lee, Luke Amerson “Luke Duke”
  • Third (tie): Rachael Sanders “Princess Car”, Lizzie Amerson “Lizzie Dizzie”

Girls In Action

  • First: Juliana LaBorde
  • Second: Mary Sanders
  • Third (tie): Annah Amerson “Hanna Montana”, Victoria Amerson “Dorothy’s Tornado”

Royal Ambassadors

  • First: Zachary Holland “Black Hawk”
  • Zachery Payne “Alexander the Great”
  • Colby Morris “The Gator”


  • First: Greg Wilson
  • Second: Dawn Turner “Hildegard”
  • Third: Pete Amerson “First Place”
  • Fourth: Sidney Amerson “The Tank”

Grand Finals:

  • First (tie): Anna Lee, Zachery Payne “Alexander the Great”
  • Third: Zachary Holland “Black Hawk”
  • Fourth (tie): Trace Presnall “Thunderbold18″, Juliana LaBorde “The Faithmobile”

Pictured top and bottom: Scenes from the Pinewood Derby at the First Baptist Church of Bratt Saturday afternoon. Pictured inset: Anna Lee was one of the grand champions in Saturday’s racing. photos, click to enlarge.


One Response to “Ready, Set, Go: Bratt Church Holds Pinewood Derby”

  1. Mr, Rodgers on January 31st, 2010 12:55 am

    Hey way to go Amersons’. Are you all from one family? This was a perfect activity for all families.

    What fun. Congradulations to one and all.

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