Pinewood Derby


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(Read the rules below before you modify your car!)

 

In the MES Community Room

You must weigh in your car between

12 Noon - 1 PM

Racing begins promptly at 1PM
(Setup begins at 10 AM)

 

No cars will be accepted after the check-in time.

No changes can be made to the cars after check-in.

 

Sponsored By:

Cub Scout Pack 39 -Marlborough, CT

 

PINEWOOD DERBY SPECIFICATIONS

 

Maximum Car Dimensions

Length

Width

Height

Weight

7"

2 ¾"

3"

5oz

 

Track Clearance is 3/8 "

 

Width between wheels is 1 ¾ "

 

1. Only slots provided for axles may be used - NO wheelbase may be stretched or shortened!

 

2. Only nails and wheels that come with the kit are allowed. NO AXLES!

 

3. Wheels SHOULD be sanded flat and as smooth as possible.

 

4. SPRINGS, WASHERS, BUSHINGS and/or BEARINGS on wheels and MOVABLE WEIGHTS are

strictly prohibited.

 

5. Any attachments to the car body must be permanently affixed.

 

6. Weighting from the bottom of the car is permitted as long as the weights DO NOT stick out from the

bottom of the car, due to the friction brake at the finish.

 

7. NO OIL of any kind is to be used on axles or wheels. Dry graphite is permitted.

 

8. The car must be made in the current year.

 

 

PINEWOOD DERBY RULES

 

1. Each car must meet the above specifications.

 

2. INSPECTORS HAVE THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY ANY CAR THAT DOES NOT MEET THESE

SPECIFICATIONS.

 

3. After the car has been registered, it will be placed on the assigned spot in the pits, after which NO ONE

will be allowed in the pits or allowed to touch the cars EXCEPT the Pit Stewards.

 

4. IF THE CAR JUMPS THE TRACK, the race will be rerun. A car that will NOT stay on the track after

THREE (3) tries will be eliminated. Cars that develop obvious defects, i.e.; loose wheels, may be

REPAIRED, REWEIGHED and RERUN.

 

5. No part of the car may protrude past the start gate prior to the start of the race.

 

Important: Any weights added to the bottom of a car should be recessed into the wood in order to clear

the bottom of the track.

 

In all races, decision of judge is final!