WAVE TO HOST WORLD'S LONGEST PINEWOOD DERBY

MILWAUKEE (Jan. 20, 2010) – Set a world record with the Milwaukee Wave on Sunday, Feb. 21 when the World’s Longest Pinewood Derby Track comes to the U.S. Cellular Arena.
 
Nearly 200 feet of track starts in the 200 level of the arena, comes down over the boards and reaches almost to the yellow line on the other end of the field. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and runs start at 10 a.m. All fans need is a car and a game ticket. This event celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts, but anyone – boys, girls or parents – can build and run an official Pinewood Derby car down this track.
 
Everyone who participates receives a certificate commemorating the achievement. 102.9 The Hog joins the Wave in presenting this event, prior to the 4 p.m. contest against Philadelphia.
 
Pinewood Derby dates to the 1950s. Per the rules, a kit consists of a block of wood made of pine with two notches for wheels, four plastic wheels and four nails. The finished car must use all nine pieces, must not exceed a certain weight (usually five ounces), must not exceed a certain length and must fit on the track used by that particular scout pack. Kits are available at most hobby stores.
 
The track will close promptly at 1 p.m. so other pregame festivities can take place. To ensure a place in line, pre-register your car by calling Rick Meyer at 414-908-6346.
 
The Wave host Baltimore at 6 p.m. this Saturday in the first Wave Homecoming game. Teams can participate in a pregame Parade of Champions on the field by calling 414-224-9283. Pre-order the popular Family 4-Pack for this game; receive four Premier level tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas for just $59.

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