When the last car rolled out of the Cheeky Checkpoint, Melissa and I headed over to PTuning for the scoring and trophy ceremony. By the time we arrived most of the teams had as well!
Catalina was welcoming teams across the finish line. She’d strung up some paparazzi and checkered flags and was bouncing around with my silver pompoms so it was very exciting when we finally got there!
Most of the teams were inside PTuning enjoying some punch and pie.
And minion pops (thanks PTuning!)
They’d set up the scoreboard, though obviously nobody working the event had bothered to read my Run of Show or Whiteboard Mock Up… not that I’m bitter… much…
Team Man with Coffee’s fan club had arrived and were mingling with a good part of Team Rocket.
There was a lot of excitement when the scoring finally began. We tried to list the teams in order of seniority to give our newest members the biggest advantage! Team DILLIGAF went first and promptly gave all of their extra bonus miles to Team OEM.
Team OEM responded by giving the same number of miles back to Team DILLIGAF. That’s when our Ultimate Authority (Hilary, because who could argue with her, really?) stepped in. While she wanted to recognize the sheer depth of Team OEMs cheating, she also didn’t want him to have an unfair advantage by creating his own “golden ticket” mileage coupons. She decreed that he could keep half of the miles he’d accrued using his strategy to get the judges to bribe him and the other half would have to be used to benefit other teams! Genius!
Team OEM threw his penalty miles to the newbies and scoring continued. Team Coupe came out of nowhere (though clearly Haemish saw him coming a mile away) and racked up the bonus miles. Craig continued the trend of handing over extra miles to Team OEM and then all the other teams joined in to pile on as well.
As the official Marketing Subcommittee and primary event planners, Melissa and Ali and I took the privilege of awarding the final bonus miles. Ali gave miles to anyone wearing orange, and Melissa rewarded anyone who used a paper map and then it all came down to me…
I decided to reward anyone who had utilized social media to promote the event and began to ask who’d posted on social media channels and that’s when I learned about the #SherriRocks hashtag Team Dynamo had created… And used! I threw them thirty bonus miles, bumping them up to second place.
After the final scores were tallied, Team Britt pulled out the victory (Homies!)
My favorite Team Dynamo came in second (sob, sorry about my math skills, boys)… And somehow, no one really knows quite sure how, Craig Baron walked away with the third place prize.
We didn’t have any pictures from the Shiny Checkpoint, but they did bring the art back to the finish line and before everyone left we showed them off!
After all the trophies were handed out, the punch and pie consumed, there was only one thing left to do…
After party at the Brewery!
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Thanks Nick! And congratulations to you and the rest of Team Ramrod for an outstanding showing at the #EpicMINIRally.