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Yes, the main parking lots at each of our four venues will be open and free of charge
Yes, we will have an area near the race activity available for wheelchairs.
Yes, but please be prepared to open it for a quick visual inspection by our event team.
The concession area will be open during the event and will be offering typical packaged snacks and drinks.
Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts in the Northeast Texas, Northern New Jersey, Southeastern Michigan and Tropical Florida councils.
Each vehicle will make at least four trips down the track. All races will be conducted using an elapsed time method, which means that each vehicle will race once in each of the four lanes of the track. The times for the vehicle will be added together for each of the four heats that vehicle races. Race standings will be determined by the lowest combined time of the four heats. The overall first-place winner from each track will compete for Grand Champion. The same elapsed time method will be used in which each vehicle will race at least once in each of the four lanes.
In case of a tie for first place, the two vehicles will complete one additional race (two heats) in which the final winner will be determined based on fastest time.
If a vehicle (or part of a vehicle) leaves its lane and interferes with another vehicle, no speed times are stored for any vehicle, and the heat will be re-run. If the same vehicle causes interference again, the heat will be run again but without the offending vehicle, and the offending vehicle will receive an automatic time of 9.9999 seconds for that heat.
If the vehicle left its lane, didn’t interfere with another vehicle and manages to cross the finish line in its intended lane, the heat is valid for all vehicles.
If the vehicle left its lane, didn’t interfere with another vehicle but did not cross the finish line in its own lane, the places for the other vehicles are valid and the offending vehicle receives an automatic time of 9.9999 seconds for that heat.
If a vehicle remains in its lane for the race but does not cross the finish line, an automatic time of 9.9999 seconds is given for that heat.
If a vehicle breaks down during a heat, the Girl Scout will be given the opportunity to repair the vehicle and race again after it is reinspected to meet requirements, but the heat time of 9.9999 seconds will stand for the heat completed as stated above.
Please see the Rules document on this website. If a car does not comply with the various weight and design rules, the Race Committee will disqualify the car. This is to ensure a fair and fun event for all the girls.
An American Weigh Scales AMW13-SL will be used to weigh each vehicle.
No, vehicles with a starting device or other propulsion will not be allowed.
Dedicated race officials will place each vehicle at the start of each heat.
Race standings will be determined based on the lowest combined score of each racer΄s four heats.
There is no prize money for the girls. Trophies will be awarded to the champion, first, second and third places in the Championship race.
Yes. This ensures an even playing field for all participants.
No. The kit that is provided includes all of the necessary components, so no swapping wheels or axles. Again, this helps ensure an even playing field for all participants.
Please send an email to your council contact with your request. Car kits that meet race rules and regulations, as outlined in the 2017 rules, may also be purchased at local craft stores.
Please send an email to your council contact with your request. Ford may be able to provide a replacement kit while supplies last. Car kits that meet race rules and regulations, as outlined in the 2017 rules, may also be purchased at local craft stores.
Please see the Rules on this website. There are a number of “Dos and Don’ts” when making your car.
All vehicles are to be built by the participating Girl Scout with adult supervision.
The vehicle should be built with adult supervision. While the majority of the work is to be done by the Girl Scout, adult assistance may be required with certain tools.
As long as it meets all other requirements, yes! Please see the Rules on the website for further details.
Only dry lubricants like graphite may be used. All lubricants must be used prior to arriving on-site.
Yes. As long as your vehicle does not exceed 5 oz. you can add weights. No liquid weights may be used, however. Also, the weights on your vehicle must be properly secured – no taped weights will be allowed.
No more than 5 oz. All vehicles will be weighed on-site on the official inspection scale.
No problem. There is no limit on how light a vehicle can be; it just can’t exceed 5 oz.
Don’t worry. You will have an opportunity to fix your vehicle to be brought into compliance.
Our intent is to capture the thrills and excitement of this event and share it on our social media channels.
In order to display an image of any individual, we are required to obtain that individual’s permission, which is provided in the Talent Release.
Yes. Great question! All children in attendance who are under age 18 will need a release signed by their parent or legal guardian. If friends of the participating Scout wish to attend, they will need the release signed by parent or legal guardian in order to enter the venue. So please make sure those friends come with a signed release if their parent or guardian is not accompanying them to the event.
There is no compensation for use of the image of any participant, spectator, volunteer or staff member.
Yes, we invite and encourage you to take photos and videos at the event and post on your own social media channels.
Ford will be collecting photographic and video images during the competitions. Scouts and their families and friends can be assured that images that may be published on Ford websites or on Ford-sponsored social media channels will depict them in the best possible light.
We welcome all friends and family of the Scouts to attend. IMPORTANT: All attendees are required to sign the Talent Release before entering the venue.
There is no cost to anyone to attend the event. The Registration Fee (remitted at registration) for the participating Scout is the only cost of this program to the Scouts or their families.
No, but there will be an opportunity to earn a fun patch.
We hope that each Scout in attendance, whether as a participant or spectator, will wear their uniform, vest or sash.
Just your race car! We will have basic tools on site for vehicle repairs, if needed.