It’s race time! Follow the instructions below if you wish to enter.
How does one race squash?
First you need a squash – zucchini are most popular, but any variety will do. Bigger is better. Then you need wheels: toy car wheels, lawnmower wheels, baby carriage or grandma’s shopping cart wheels will do. Attach them to the squash anyway you can manage, for example, screws, tape, cable ties, or just push them through the squash. Once again, bigger is better, but the wheelbase can only be 18 inches (46 cm) wide by 16 inches (40 cm) long.
Gabriola’s track is 40 inches wide and 24 feet long. It accommodates two racers at a time. The Squash Master handles all racing. After each heat the winner goes to the winner’s bracket. However every squash is guaranteed two runs. Don’t forget to name your squash.
Awards are given to “fastest squash”, “best dressed squash”, and best/worst crash. A few extra squash and wheels will be available on the day of the race at the Commons. Registration and any last-minute construction starts at 12 noon and races begin at 1 pm on Sept. 16. For help or advice contact Al at PrimaryCareGabriola@yahoo.ca.
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