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2017 Nationals Wrap Up and Results

Discussion in 'National Championships' started by DerbyDad4Hire, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. DerbyDad4Hire

    DerbyDad4Hire Administrator Staff Member 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    Results are posted at: http://pinewoodderbychampionships.com/results/


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    Big write up to come! I just got off work! I need sleep then I will get the entire weekend updated.

    THANK YOU to all that raced and helped at the race. I truly appreciate you.
     
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  2. DerbyDad4Hire

    DerbyDad4Hire Administrator Staff Member 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    The 2017 Pinewood Derby National Championships were one of the best ever. The very best racers in every class were represented to see who would be crowned the National Champion. There was a great collection of the best racers live as well as a lot of new racers who were able to get tons of information and help that made the trip well worth it.

    A huge thank you to Best Track and NPWDRL for sponsoring and supporting the event. Also a huge thank you to the guys that helped run the race. Joel (staging), Benji (pre staging), Brian, Derrick and Steve (retrieving the cars), you were all awesome. Aside from the early software issues the race ran like a well oiled machine. I enjoy getting the chance to spend time with all the guys that come live. Lots of laughs and lots of new friends. Thank you for spending your time and supporting the event. BASX Class- JBD Racing

    OVERALL WINNER- JBD RACING

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    BASX Class- JBD Racing BASX Prelims BASX Finals

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    Street Stock Class- HurriCrane Racing Street Stock Prelims Street Stock Finals

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    Street Pro Class- JBD Racing Street Pro Prelims Street Pro Finals

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    Eliminator Class- Pony Express Eliminator Prelims Eliminator Finals

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    Unlimited Class- TJ Racing Unlimited Prelims Unlimited Finals

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    Street Rod Class- TJ Racing Street Rod

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    Fat Wheelz Unlimited Class- Maglev Racing Fat Wheelz Unlimited Prelims Fat Wheelz Unlimited Finals

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    Individual Car Statistics
     
  3. DerbyBoyz

    DerbyBoyz Rail Runner Pro Racer

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    I re-watched the race video (@ 1:00:27 on video) and my Basx time is wrong. My first run in Basx I was suppose to be in the red lane but I ran in the white lane and the other car that was in my lane ran a 3.009. I ended up running the white lane twice. My average should of been a 2.9466, like it really matters for me. Thanks for putting on a awesome race John!
     
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  4. DerbyDad4Hire

    DerbyDad4Hire Administrator Staff Member 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    I will go try and fix it.
     
  5. DerbyBoyz

    DerbyBoyz Rail Runner Pro Racer

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    Thanks John, if you can't I totally understand.

    Thanks again
     
  6. Skippy Kicky

    Skippy Kicky League Racer 10+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    Awesome event! Thanks to everyone who helped out and congratulations to all the winners. There were some amazing cars in all the classes. I think it's cool to picture the even more amazing people behind those cars. I can't imagine the amount of time and effort in each build. Y'all are awesome.
    Those trophies look sweet!
     
  7. RxDan

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    A huge thank you to everyone who helped make this event a great success! It was my first race and it was very cool to watch my car race on the live feed. Watching the amount of wobble in the back end made me cringe a little, but it also gave me the motivation to improve for the next race.
     
  8. aircooled

    aircooled National Contender

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    Are the video's of the races available?
     
  9. IBM Racing

    IBM Racing Pack Champion Pro Racer

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    Agree..great race John and thanks for everything. Both of our cars were swapped in the races. Heat 16 we were swapped with DerbyBoy (B-Bird was our car), but the other heats were correct names. We also ran one car in the red lane twice.

    Our other car ran under the wrong name in every heat, but the individual car statistics have the times all correct.

    Thanks again!
     
  10. B_Regal Racing

    B_Regal Racing PWD Royalty Pro Racer

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    Look at that JBD mug - I love it. Nice job in the overall. What wax are you using? :p
     
  11. ~JBD RACING~

    ~JBD RACING~ PWD Royalty 10+ Pro Race Wins! 2016 PDNC Champion

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    Turtle wax from Walmart
     
  12. Crash Enburn

    Crash Enburn PWD Royalty

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    I'd be surprised to hear that JBD waxes. His eyebrows look naturally shaped. ;)
     
  13. Derby Racer

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    This was an exciting event to watch on live feed. Wish I could have been there in person but had sick children at home. Congrats to all the winners.
     
  14. HurriCrane Racing

    HurriCrane Racing PWD Royalty 25+ Pro Race Wins! Pro Racer National Champion

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    Congratulations to all who participated in the Nationals race. Hope the new racers will be inspired to take up the challenge of league racing.
     
  15. MrRoadWarrior

    MrRoadWarrior Pinewood Ninja

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    I'll be sending in some BASX AM. Fixed one rookie mistake and got a few tips from DD4H. I feel like I learned a lot just by seeing the cars in person.
     
  16. Maglev

    Maglev Council Champion Pro Racer

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    Thanks John, Joel and the entire team of volunteers who helped out with the Nationals event. Enjoyed the races in spite of the initial hiccups. Thrilled to be a first time National Champ in the FWU class! Anxiously awaiting for the trophy to arrive by mail - they look cool in the photos. Great job John.

    I'd like to thank the following vendors for the parts that helped me assemble the winning car QED.
    John (DD4H) - set of FWU wheels
    Gravity X - Hex-cut individual axles
    Derby Evolution - Dawg laser cut body, 6-ball bearings
    Goatboy - Custom combo adjustable drill jig

    Special thanks to my buddy Bracketracer who has been my bouncing board for ideas, tweaking my builds, tuning and testing. Thanks to discussions with several buddies who have helped guide me over the past 3 years - John, Joel, Spirit, Pony, Brian, Paul (Gravity X), Skippy, Mojo, LightninBoy, Bulldog, Zeebzob, Greg, Ballistic, 5kids, Benji, etc. I apologise if I missed a few.

    Also like to acknowledge Kinser's mentoring program that set me on the right track a year ago before last Nationals.
     
  17. B_Regal Racing

    B_Regal Racing PWD Royalty Pro Racer

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    Are you Carve?
     
  18. Ballistic Racing

    Ballistic Racing Workshop Leader #1 Ranked in the USA Pro Race Winner Pro Racer

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    What an exciting Nats & great thanks to all that helped put this event together, just wish I was there to enjoy the comradery! Congrats to all the winners. It was great fun to watch the live feed. I'll be there next year for sure! Special thanks to DD4H for the awesome parts, made finals for the first time in two classes with a podium finish in one. (JBD, you're still a dirty dog!) lol!
    Special thanks also to Joel for making the trek cross country to stage cars for us!
     
  19. Kinser Racing

    Kinser Racing ********************* 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    Congrats to all of you winners! Especially Benji! You all should pray that I don't come down with the sickness again. Lol
     
  20. robo4881

    robo4881 Rail Runner

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    Congrats to all the winners. Wish I could have went in person for my first race. I definitely have the big and will be sending in a car or two for the Basx Am class. Just got my test track and got it assembled yesterday. Hopefully it will help a little bit with the learning curve.
     

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