Pack 45 2016 Pinewood Derby
Friday Night Mar 4th will be our setup night and you can bring your scout by to test his car out and make last min adjustments before he has to turn it in on race day. TEST TRACK TIMES
Saturday Mar 5th is RACE DAY SCHEDULE
* – we are going to do our best to start the final round by 1pm
Remember that if we are running late that the concession stand has lots of yummy food you and your family can enjoy for lunch.
Pack 45 2016 Pinewood Derby Car Construction Rules
• Cars are to be constructed by the scout with guidance and supervision from the parent. Have fun!
• Cars must be constructed using an Official Boy Scouts of AmericaPinewood Derby Car kit. Substitute wheels or axels are not allowed.
• The car must have been constructed during the current year. Cars that have competed in a previous derby are not permitted.
• The car weight shall not exceed 5.0 ounces. The official race scale shall be considered final.
• The overall length of the car shall not exceed 7 inches.
• The overall width of the car shall not exceed 2 ¾ inches.
• The car must have 1 ¾” clearance between the wheels.
• The car must have 3/8” clearance underneath the body. Additional decoration or weights added to the bottom of the car may hit the track. It is best to recess any weights installed to the underside of the car.
• The height of the car shall not exceed 3 inches.
• The distance between the front and rear axle must not be altered from the original kit. This distance is roughly 4 3/8 inches.
• The wood provided in the kit must be used. The block may be shaped any way that is desired.
• The wheels supplied in the kit must be used as is. No alterations are allowed to the wheels. Sanding, decorating, painting, coloring, polishing, beveling, tapering, thinning, wafering, lathe turning or other alteration to the wheels is not allowed.
• The axles supplied with the kit must be used. They may be polished or lubricated. Do not lubricate the wheel other than the axel hub.
• Only dry lubricants such as graphite or powdered teflon “white lube” will be allowed for lubricating the wheels.Lubricants may not foul the track.
• The car must not ride on any type of springs.
• The car must be freewheeling, with no starting devices.
• Wheel bearings, washers or bushings are prohibited. No washers allowed between the car and the wheel.
• No loose material of any kind, such as lead shot, may be used.
• Details such as the steering wheel, driver, decals, painting, and interior detail are permissible as long as these details do not exceed the maximum length, width, and weight specifications, nor can they provide an unfair advantage to the car.
• Each car must pass inspection by the Inspection Committee before it will be allowed to compete. The Inspection Committee has the right and responsibility to disqualify those cars that do not meet these specifications.
Please note: If a car has wheels that have been altered, it will be disqualified.