Not Spencer. Though he did take 3rd place in his division. Trent informed me that in some of the races he even raced the car backwards - Ricky Bobby style - and still placed. I think my jaw dropped to the floor when he walked in hoisting his trophy in the air. Let's be honest here - they didn't spend much time working on the car. Time has been a real issue around here lately. I am not sure why. I guess it is fallout from the play and everything that had to take a back burner because of it. Spare minutes seem very few and far between. "Flame Thrower" was sort of slapped together in whatever time could be spared here and there. I wasn't sure if it would make it down the track in one piece - let alone place. I guess I should have had more faith in the woodworking techniques of my husband. It didn't hurt that Spencer also tends to be a kid enshrouded in luck.
He seems to win stuff all the time. A couple of years ago while at his school carnival he entered the cake walk. He won a cake and the luck has followed him ever since. This year at the same carnival he entered the cake walk again - sure that he would win. We told him that it was all up to chance. A friend of the family had walked that circle fifteen times attempting to bring home a delicious confection - to no avail. Spence won on his first try. A couple of weeks ago I asked him if there was anything special for his lunches that he would like me to buy at the store. He told me he wanted Fruit Gushers. I bought them and as soon as he got home from school he asked if he could have one. I went to get the box from my goody stash and he immediately wanted to look in the box for the "card" to see how much he won. I didn't know what he was talking about and he told me that on a commercial he saw that in special marked boxes of these "fruits" you could win a credit card that had some amount of money on it. I told him that it was just a gimmick to get people to buy the Gushers and people very rarely won and he surely wouldn't and was a little annoyed that the only reason he wanted these treats was for the chance to win a prize. He reached into the box and pulled out a card - a credit card loaded with five dollars on it. I thought that there must be some sort of mistake and opened the other boxes of Fruit Roll-ups and Fruit by the Foot that had the same offer. No card. Empty. I couldn't believe that after explaining how companies try to "get you" to him, he actually won.
Stuff like that happens to him all the time. Maybe I should have him pick some numbers for a lottery ticket?