2018 ZUCCHINI CAR RACES
Bring along your best and fastest zucchini!
Wheels and axels provided -- register and pick up your wheel/axle kit at Chestermere Public Library.
There are four classes: Under 10, Over 10, Senior (65+), and ‘Bring Your Own Wheels’.
Meet at 12:00 noon September 8th, 2018 in the Curling Rink. Races at 12:30 pm
General Rules - Courtesy Bears Paw Olde Thyme Fair
All cars must start by gravity from a standstill, at the starting point. No pushing is allowed. To finish the car whose nose is the first to cross the finish line is the winner. The race official(s) will decide the winner, and if the result is too close to call, a second race will be run. If any car leaves the track the race can be restarted. If the same car leaves again, the car is eliminated.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR VEHICLES:
WIDTH: Overall width of wheels is not to exceed 9.5cm. The minimum distance between the wheels is 5 cm. The maximum distance between wheels is 7 cm (This is ensuring your car stays on the track!)
Overall length is not to exceed 25cm.
The clearance between the chassis and the track should be a minimum of .95 centimetres or 3/8th of an inch.
The car shall not ride on springs. Details and attachments should be added providing they are securely fastened and do not exceed the maximum length, and width specifications. Vehicles are subject to inspection by an official inspection committee to determine eligibility and safety. Non-secure decorations may be removed by judges.
The vehicles should be built by the racer. Adult supervision is allowed for racers under 10 years of age.
Vehicles should be constructed using a whole or freshly carved zucchini. Mouldy cars will be disqualified.
Vehicles should either have wheels securely attached through the zucchini body or have the zucchini securely attached to a wheeled platform. Make sure that the overall size of the car meets the requirements.
Wheel and axel sample pictures available on Chestermere Country Fair Facebook page. Wheel/axel kits will be available before the races; or from The Chestermere Public Library 105b Marina Road, Chestermere in early August.
Decorate your vehicle! Have fun! After all, this is what it is all about.
6Measure your car! Being disqualified can be very embarrassing.
Races will be run in the following general categories (Categories may be further split based on Judges discretion):
10 years and younger
Cars will be raced based on registration number. (Racer 1 will race 2; racer 3 will race 4, etc.). All racers should present themselves and their car 20 minutes prior to race time. Tables will be available for inspected cars to await their race. Judges decision will be final.