RULES: These are the basic rules for Grand Prix. The car is not to be longer than 7 inches, not wider than 2 and 3/4 inches including with the wheels, and not more than 3 inches tall, as well as not more than 5oz in weight which will be weighed digitally on the day of the race and the scale we use is what matters. The wheels must have the word Awana facing out and no wheels can be inset on the vehicle. The front of the car must not come to a point. There is not to be a notch in the front of the car. The chassis of the car should not be lower than 3/8 of an inch or it will rub against the track. Your car number should appear somewhere on the top or side of your vehicle, it can be with stickers or painted.
No cars from other series, organizations, or previous years are allowed to be raced. All vehicles being considered for trophy prizes must be able to complete at least one successful race. If there is a practice session, no car is allowed to compete against another car during practice. If a vehicle jumps the track during a race, the race will be restarted. If the same car jumps the track three times, then it will be disqualified and not allowed to continue. Also the child who is assigned the car is to do as much of the work as possible including design, craftsmanship, and handiwork. On race day, once the car is registered and passes inspection, no alterations from the pit area are allowed to be made.
There are three trophy category areas...design and speed. There will be trophies for 1st and 2nd place in each category.
New for 2018 and beyond - A decision has been made by Ministry Team Members for ME, NH, RI, & MA that kids in Cubbies and Sparks and their leaders will only be allowed to race Hot Wheels or Match Box cars or trucks or this style. They can be as long as 15 inches and 1 and 3/4 wide with a twenty ounce weight limit, but can't go off the track more than twice in a row during any particular heat or they will be disqualified. It will be judges decision if the cars don't make the length of the track as to who got the furthest the fastest and make decisions from there on 1st, 2nd, 3rd per heat. Keep in mind, these cars are still judged on design and speed.
Also new for 2018 and beyond - Clubbers in Trek must not have any help from their parents, unless there is a special exception needed. If it is discovered that they had help from their parents, their car will be disqualified from competition. Clubbers in T&T, these clubbers must do most of the work themselves except where power tools come into play. These clubbers will also be granted an exception if a special need is required. Everything else is up to the clubber to complete. If it is discovered that the parent did most or all of the work, their car will not be allowed to compete in competition.
One final new change for 2018 - Any and all parents may compete against each other and can purchase their block of wood from us or Amazon or anywhere else they like. Here are the rules for parents, the cars must not weigh more than 5oz and not be more than 2 and 3/4 inches wide and must not be more than 8 inches long, there is no height restriction. You will have to pick a number not already registered by another clubber, parent, or leader and it must be displayed on the top or side of the vehicle. The rest of the vehicle is up to you as to how it wins in speed or creativity, allow your imagination to run wild. You as the adult bare the cost of this vehicle in total no matter where you purchase the materials from.
These Awana Grand Prix videos show you everything from how the race starts, how the car is built, to how the race ends, and when the awards are handed out. We may even have the opportunity to compete against other churches in the area.