Spring is in the air in the midwest, and the smell of sawdust and paint … it must be Pinewood Derby time! Yes, once again the engineers at the Indiana State Museum have suspended the world’s fastest track (possibly the highest and longest – you be the judge!) from the Level 2 balcony.
Scouts from four states converge on the museum this week to prove their little cars the fastest. At stake is a huge two-foot tall trophy, which, to a 10-year-old, is The Bomb!
The museum and track are open to anyone for “fun runs” through Sunday afternoon; official racing is Saturday afternoon, with cars weighed and registered by 1 p.m. There will even be short talks by ISU Motor Sports and Physics professors about “The Science of Speed” to help racers skim that extra .001 second off their times.