Local Pinewood Derby

April 9, 2016 9:00 am @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
St Anthony Catholic Church

Tiger/Wolf/Bear/Webelos – race off, 1st and 2nd place winners in each den go to the District races….

Local Cub Scout Pack 333 Pine wood Derby race – Saturday, April 9th! 9 am – Noon @ St. Anthony’s church, Gwinn.

Rules below:
Rules contained in Official Grand Prix Pinewood Derby Kit (no. 17006) should be reviewed before
beginning construction.
Car Specifications*:
1) Length – no longer than 7 inches
2) Width – no wider than 2 3⁄4 inches
3) Width between wheels – at least 1 3⁄4 inches
4) Weight – no greater than 5 ounces
5) Bottom clearance between car and track – at least 3/8 of an inch
*Scale and dimensions box at district finals will be considered official.
Axles and Wheels:
1) Only axles and wheels included in Official Pinewood Derby Kit or current BSA issue allowed.
2) The wheel or “tire” may not be altered, but plastic “flash” (molding imperfections and
blemishes) may be removed through light sanding or polishing. The diameter and width of the
wheel/hub may not be reduced and the “tread” on the outer tire edge must be visible.
3) Washers, bushings, bearings, or springs are not allowed, regardless of material used.
4) The only lubricants allowed are dry graphite and B.S.A. approved Teflon powder. No oil,
silicone, grease, or other liquid/gel lubricant is permitted.
5) Axle grooves may be re-sawed per kit instructions and hence, relocated.
6) The car must be freewheeling with no starting or power mechanisms installed.
7) Blemishes may be removed from axles, but the diameter of the head may not be reduced.
Miscellaneous Rules:
1) Add-ons such as drivers, spoilers, pipes, etc. are permitted as long as they do not interfere with
the clearance of the car or compromise its dimensions.
2) No loose material or parts are allowed. Everything must be secured to the car, by glue or
fasteners, preferably. Tape may be used to securely add weight at check-in, but any weights or
other parts that fall off the car during a race remains off for the rest of the competition.
3) Once the car is approved for competition, only race officials may handle it.
4) Please make sure all paint on the car has dried. (For the benefit of car handlers and other cars.)
5) The zone personnel and race officials will not supply weights or graphite at check-in.
6) The scout should work on the car as much as his ability allows. His name, rank, phone
number, and pack number must be written on the bottom of the car before it reaches the
check-in table at the zone finals.
7) Please bring to the attention of a race official if your scout’s car has been mis-identified. This
should not be a problem if Miscellaneous Rule #6 is followed.
8) No post-race protests by parents allowed. Inquiries into scoring methods will be addressed.
If a car does not pass inspection, the owner will be notified and allowed to make adjustments, if
possible. If the owner isn’t present, a registered leader of the owner’s unit will be allowed to make
adjustments. Races will not be delayed to allow for pre-race adjustments. If a car does not pass
inspection and no parent or registered leader is available, the car will not compete. If an entry has an
irreversible infraction, i.e. illegal wheels/axles glued to the car, it will not be permitted to compete.
Since problems of this nature should be addressed at the pack level there will be NO EXCEPTIONS!
These rules have been adopted by the race committee out of the spirit of fairness and have been
distributed to scout leaders prior to derby time. They are designed to curb controversy from arising on
race day, which can easily lead to a scout’s disappointment and take all the enjoyment out of a fun and
exciting event.


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