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Lowe’s, Dremel Award Derby Car Designs With Help from Jimmie Johnson

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Lowe’s and Dremel announced the winners of the first annual Derby Car “All Star” design contest. The contest, open to kids aged seven to 10, received more than 300 entries from scouting troops and derby enthusiasts across the country.

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The winning designers pivtured with Jimmie Johnson are Parker Stroh, 7, Manassas,Va; Anthony Bailey, 8, Perry, N.Y., Andrew Fisher, 9, Mooresville, N.C., and Madaline Logan, 10, Raleigh, NC.
At the conclusion of the contest, the entries were narrowed down to 20 potential winners in each age group. The winning designs from each age group were then selected by NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver Jimmie Johnson and members of his No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet race team including crew chief Chad Knaus. Winners were selected based on creativity, attention to detail and overall design concept.

“It was pretty amazing to see what some of these cars looked like,” said Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet. “It was obvious a lot of work went into their designs. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see some of these young designers in the Nextel Cup Series one day.”

The winning designers are Parker Stroh, 7, Manassas,Va; Anthony Bailey, 8, Perry, N.Y., Andrew Fisher, 9, Mooresville, N.C., and Madaline Logan, 10, Raleigh, NC.

The winners and their parents or guardians were rewarded with a trip to Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., and a special trophy presentation and meeting with Johnson prior to the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup All-Star race on Saturday, May 22.

Applicants were encouraged to work with a parent or guardian on their submissions. Many took part in Dremel demonstrations in Lowe’s stores intended to help the young designers plan and execute their derby car in preparation for the competition. The demonstrations provided tips and problem-solving techniques for the applicants.

“The All-Star Derby Design contest is a great opportunity for children to gain hands-on, supervised experience with tools,” said Craig Webber, vice president of merchandising for Lowe’s. “We had some participants who had never assembled a car and some who were seasoned veterans. Whichever category they were in, our goal was to promote healthy competition, good sportsmanship and provide parents and children an opportunity to work together throughout the entire experience.”

The contest was organized by Lowe’s and Dremel, the originator of the hand-held rotary tool. Participants could submit their designs by attending a Lowe’s/Dremel demonstration or by downloading a form from Lowe’s.com/Dremel. Interested derby car enthusiasts may continue to check the site for information on how to enter next year’s contest.

 

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