Taber Extrusions LLC was happy to be apart of the Boy Scouts of America’s 100 year anniversary celebration in Sandy, UT on Saturday, August 28th. Through the donation of partially-subsidized aluminum profiles materials, engineers constructed the longest Pinewood Derby raceway (certified by the Guinness Book of World Records) at Rio Tinto Stadium in commemoration of the BSA centennial celebration.
In addition to contributions made by Taber Extrusions, the BSA was assisted with the engineering and design of the extruded track by Tom Dickson, founder of Blendtec, longtime supporter and BSA volunteer, and best known for his “Will it Blend?” infomercials in which he demonstrates unusual items (such as iPods and cell phones) being pulverized.
The traditional race was open to all ages, and participants were excited test out their custom-made pinewood derby cars on the 22” wide, 350 ft long, six lane track. Creativity, weight and silhouette were key determinants as to whether or not the car would make it to the finish line – which, many did!