Zucchini race regulations

You’ve been asking…so here it is,the FIRST ANNUAL MCSPADDEN COUNTY FAIR ZUCCHINI RACE REGULATIONS. Rev up your imagination and start planning your winning racer now…

Race Day: September 11, 2016 @ 2:00pm

What is a Zucchini race??
Do you like vegetables? Do you enjoy race-cars? If so, then the Zucchini Races are for you! Zucchini races are a fun activity for the whole family! Grow a zucchini, decorate it, add a few wheels, and pit it against other zucchinis! Prizes will be awarded for race winners and the most creative racer!

General Information
Zucchinis will race in threes down a 26 foot racetrack, in an elimination-style tournament! In each race, the first racer to reach the finish line will be the winner and will move on to the next round. The number of heats will depend on the number of racers registered. Vehicles should be able to stand up to multiple races!

Day-of registration will be open from 11 am to 1 pm. Races will start at 2 pm. Weights will be recorded upon submission of your zucchini the day of the race.

In order to be eligible for participation, all Zucchini Racers must meet the following requirements:
-Limit of 1 vehicle per person
-Vehicle must be made of a single zucchini/yellow squash
-Vehicle must be less than 25 cm in width including wheels/decorations
-Vehicle axle must pass through the zucchini (e.g. dowel with spinning wheels is acceptable, a zucchini strapped to a skateboard or toy is not)
-Decorations are encouraged (really…essential. Please note there will also be a prize for the fan favourite racer!), but cannot extend more than 10 cm past the front of the racer.
-Vehicle must be gravity-powered only. Any engine/rubber band/rocket etc. powered vehicles will be disqualified

Day of regulations:
-Vehicles will be weighed on Race Day. Heats will be between similar-weight vehicles
-If repairs are required to a vehicle between races, no additional material can be added.

Winners will receive the prestigious title of the winner of the first East van Zucchini race, wild applause, and a custom trophy.

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