Pinewood Derby

When: January 23, 2016 (8:00AM Check-In, All cars in by 8:30AM)
Where: Roosevelt Elementary School Gym

PACK 221 Official Pinewood Derby Rules

ALL CARS MUST PASS INSPECTION TO QUALIFY FOR THE RACE!

Following are the inspection points

  1. The car weight shall not exceed 5.0 ounces. The official race scale shall be considered final.
  2. The overall length of the car shall not exceed 7 inches.
  3. The overall width of the car shall not exceed 2 3⁄4 inches.
  4. The car must have 1 3⁄4” clearance between the wheels.
  5. The car must have 3/8” clearance underneath the body.
  6. The wood provided in the kit must be used. The block may be shaped any way that is desired.
  7. The wheels supplied with the kit must be used. The wheels may not be cut, drilled, beveled or rounded. You may remove the seam from the wheels.
  8. The axles supplied with the kit must be used. They may be polished or lubricated.
  9. Wheel bearings, washers or bushings are prohibited.
  10. The car must not ride on any type of springs.
  11. The car must be freewheeling, with no starting devices.
  12. No loose material of any kind, such as lead shot, may be used.
  13. Only dry lubricants such as graphite or powdered teflon “white lube” will be allowed for lubricating the wheels. Lubricants may not foul the track.
  14. 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.

Each car must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete. The Inspection Committee has the responsibility to disqualify those cars that do not meet these specifications.

Cars from the 2012 Pinewood Derby