It's important to learn life's lessons early. Tonight the Dude learned a very important lesson: No one in the Gisselquist clan are very handy with tools and wood. That lesson was delivered in the form of the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby race. Actually, the Dude did pretty well - finishing last only once over several heats - but at the end of the evening - no trophies.
To his credit, it didn't bother him in the least - he is a Gisselquist after all and accepting defeat in contests of woodcrafting skill comes natural.