Hello to everyone at Great Big Island

My name is Matt and I am 13 years old. I am very involved in pinewood derby car racing. I attend competitions with my Dad constantly. We were at an event last weekend when this kid beat me by two car lenghts. His car was so cool. I went over and looked at it after our time trials, it was a nice piece of work. He said he made it himself but I bet his Dad helped him out.

Anyhow, we were talking about car designs and he mentioned www.abc-pinewood-derby.com. I came home and ran upstairs to my computer to look you up. Dad and I are always trying to perfect my pinewood racecar. It is fun working on it out in the garage. My mom even helps sometimes. Mostly by bring us sandwiches and soda. We decided to go ahead and order a book from you for more hints and tips on getting faster. We haven't been disappointed, I actually decided to build a new car using one of your designs. The instructions were easy for my Dad and me to follow and I got a lot of good advise on building in the process. I think I have got the best and fastest pinewood derby car in town now.

We are off to our first pinewood derby race with my new car next weekend. My older sister helped me paint it red and we put the number 8 on the side so I could be like Dale Earnhardt Jr. Mom took a picture of me in the new derby car we built and painted. I got two copies of it so I could send you one to post on your website, www.abc-pinewood-derby.com. I think number 8 is going to be coming in first a lot this summer.

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