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2016 Pinewood Derby
2017 Pinewood Derby
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Registration 11:00am – 12:00 pm
Derby Races 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (approximate time)
Award Ceremony 3:00 pm- 3:30 pm
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What Is The Pinewood Derby?
The Pinewood Derby is an annual racing event held by the Cub Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America. Each scout constructs a car from a block of wood. Parents/Guardians assist the Scout in the creation of the car. Race day is full of fun and excitement. The Pinewood Derby teaches the scouts craftsmanship, patience, and good sportsmanship.
Basic Car Dimension/Weight Regulations
The overall length of the car cannot be longer than 7 inches
The overall width of the car cannot be thicker than 2 3/4 inches
There must be a wheel clearance of 1 3/4 inches between wheels
There must be a 3/8 inch underside clearance
The derby car cannot exceed 5.0 ounces on the official scale
The official Pinewood Derby kit MUST be used but the car can be designed in any way
Official BSA wheels must be used. They can be colored BSA wheels.
Graphite will be placed on the wheels by Race Staff
Once inspected and passed, only Race Staff can handle the car
Repairs can be made in event of damage during the race
Each car must be inspected before racing
Every scout will show good sportsmanship
Cars must be constructed after February 1st of the previous year
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