We should have left well enough alone, but as the crowds left the building we gave Ray Holtzapple’s Pinewood racer just one more try. Somehow at mid-track, the wheel flew off, the car careened off the circuit and burst into flames. We still have no explanation how a gravity-powered block of wood could catch on fire. The crowd was stunned, but we managed to get one photo before running for safety.
Fortunately, Ray seems to have an affinity for salvaging burned out hulks, so we’re confident that his derby racer will be restored to new condition.
Unfortunately, an NSA rep was on hand and wants to talk to Ray when he returns from England.