Pinewood Derby Rules

The Pinewood Derby is open to all Cub Scouts. A Scout Sibling class will also be offered.  Cars should be built by the Cub Scouts with some adult guidance. Any technical assistance should be fully explained to the Cub Scout so that he can use that knowledge on future projects.

Cars will race by Den ( 3 heat races, winner will have fastest average time), with the Den winners competing for the Pack Championship (same format)

CAR SPECIFICATIONS:

· Width: - 2-3/4" - Length - 7" - Weight - Not over 5 Ounces

· Width between wheels - 1-3/4"

· Bottom clearance between car and track - 3/8"   Maximum Height— 3” (due to electronic scoring)

· No part of the car may extend beyond the starting pin (centered in the lane to hold the car prior to release)
 

RULES

· Car must be built with block, axles and wheels provided in the official BSA kit (Only official Cub Scout Grand Prix Pinewood Derby wheels and axles are permitted. ) BSA Colored wheels are allowed.

· Car must be newly built this year (cannot use cars from previous events)

· Wheelbase cannot be altered Wheels / axles cannot be machined or grooved, wheel bearings, washers, springs and bushings are prohibited. Wheels may be lightly sanded to smooth out molding imperfections in the tread area.  This light sanding is the only modification allowed.  Beveling, tapering, thin sanding, wafering or lathe turning of the wheels is prohibited. All mold marks must be visible.

· Only dry lubricant is permitted. Axles may not be altered in any way except for polishing.   Only the original axle grooves may be used on the car.

· Details, such as steering wheel and driver are permissible as long as these details do not exceed the maximum length, width, height and weight specifications.

· The car must be free-wheeling, with no starting devices.

· Each car must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it may compete.

· If, at registration, a car does not pass inspection, the owner will be informed of the reason for failure, and will be given time within the official weigh-in time period to make the adjustment. After final approval, cars will not be re-inspected unless the car is damaged in handling or in a race.

· Racers whose cars suffer from mechanical problems will be given a reasonable amount of time to repair the car. If the car does not cross the finish line that race it will be classified as DNF (did not finish) for that race. If the car breaks down again, it will be removed from competition

· During the race, if a car leaves its lane and interferes with another car, the race will be re-run.  If the same car causes interference again, the car will be removed from competition.

 Adult Class -Entry Fee is $10 per Car

CAR SPECIFICATIONS:

· Width: - 2-3/4" - Length - 7" - Weight - Not over 5 Ounces

· Width between wheels - 1-3/4"

· Bottom clearance between can and track - 3/8"   Maximum Height— 3” (due to electronic scoring)

No other rules apply to the adult class.