to all Pack 102 Cub Scouts, Tiger Scouts, parents, leaders and children
of scout parents. You must be present to race!
will be inspected during registration for compliance to the specifications
set forth below. All Car will be Assigned a number for identification.
LUBRICANTS MAY BE USED ONCE THE CARS ARE REGISTERED!
will be impounded when registered. After being impounded, repairs
will be limited to replacement of axles/wheels that are broken/lost during
the race. Bring your own part & tools. Cars may not be modified
after passing inspection.
body in the Official BSA Pinewood Derby Kit must be used. Bodies of other
materials will be grounds for disqualification. The body may be shaped,
hollowed out, or built up from the original block, as long as it meets
all other specifications. Any additions to the original body, i.e.
steering wheels, drivers, decals, paint, weights, etc., must be firmly
car width at the wheels may not be modified, it must be the same as the
original kit. Width must not exceed 2 3/4". So the car can
straddle lane wheel guide and roll freely.
length may not exceed 7".
and axles must be the ones furnished in the official kits. No washers,
bushings, bearings or springs are allowed. Wheels may be sanded to
remove the flashing only. NO reductions in width or diameter, or
changes in shape are allowed. All four wheels do Not have to be in
contact with the track when set on a flat surface.
weight of the race-ready car must not exceed five (5) ounces as
measured on the official scales.
dry graphite or dry graphite/ moly lubricant may be used for lubrication.
No liquid lubricants, waxes, polishes or soap other lubricants are permitted.
must free-wheel with no stored energy or movable weights. There is no designated
front or back to the supplied body, either end may be the front.
Placing Cars on Track:
Each participant may place his car on the indicated lane for each race
and we prefer and encourage them to do so. If a participant does
not desire to place his car, he should tell an track official and the track
official will place the car on the lane for him.
Special Note to the Parents:
Your race committee has debated this rule at length. We feel that
participant will appreciate the Pinewood Derby activity more if they participate
by placing their own cars on the racing lanes. This was not done
in prior years. However, we also feel that there is a high likelihood
that this may affect the outcome of the races. If cars are not placed
carefully, aimed straight down the lane and with all wheels free from touching
the lane wheel guide, the wheels will rub on the lane wheel guide which
will slow the car speed. Some participant may not be able to align
their car accurately. Therefore track officials will double check
and adjust alignment of each car on the lane prior to the start.
If you or participant do not want an track official to double check alignment,
make this known at the time of placing the car on the track. Another
concern is that having some participant handle their own cars at the starting
line created a certain level of chaos and risk of the participant dropping
and damaging his / her car. Please explain these concerns to your
participant so that an accident doesn't happen and he / her is unnecessarily
be divided into TIGER, WOLF, BEAR, WEBELOS, and OTHER participant
divisions. Racing will be on a POINTS ELIMINATION basis to determine
the three finalists in each division. The three finalists will
race to determine their finishing order. In addition, there will
be a class for adults where leaders and parents can build their own cars
and take on the Pack!
There will be judging for additional
awards in the categories MOST UNIQUE, MOST ORIGINAL, and BEST LOOKING.
**** Scouting encourages
good sportsmanship. ****
Cars will be disqualified
the Scout or participant or his parents display
unlike conduct on the race
Derby Score Sheet
Derby Registration Sheet
Hobby House - Pinewood Derby Hints
Mahar's Pinewood Derby Speed Tips
to print the Rules