Gabriola Squash Race returns to Commons Fall Fair
Yes squash fans it’s race time again. The Great Gabriola Squash race will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16 during the Fall Fair at the Commons. In case you are not familiar with squash racing, please read the following.
How does one race squash? First you need a squash – zucchini are most popular, but any variety will do. Remember, bigger is better.
Then you need wheels: toy car wheels, lawn mower wheels, baby carriage or grandma’s shopping cart wheels will do. Attach them to the squash anyway you can manage; for example, with screws, tape, cable ties or just push them through the squash. Once again, bigger is better, but the wheelbase can only be 18 inches (46 cm) wide by 16 inches (40 cm) long.
Of course, you need a track. Gabriola’s is 40 inches wide and 24 feet long. It accommodates two racers at a time. The Squash Master handles all racing. After each heat the winner goes to the winner’s bracket. A preliminary heat is held and no one is eliminated. So every squash is guaranteed two runs. Don’t forget to name your squash so your fans can cheer for it.
Awards are given to fastest squash, best dressed squash, best named squash and best/worst crash. A few extra squash and wheels will be available on the day of the race at the Commons. Registration and any last-minute construction starts at 12 p.m. and races begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. For help or advice contact Al at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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