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Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby Rules:

* Car Dimension Rules

o The overall length of the care shall not exceed 7 inches.

o The overall width of the care shall not exceed 2 ¾ inches.

o The car must have 1 ¾” clearance between the wheels.

o The care must have 3/8” clearance underneath the body so it does not rub on the track.

* Derby Car Weight Rules

o The car shall not exceed 5.0 ounces.

o The official race scale that is used at the car check-in shall be considered final.

* Car Modifications

o The official pine wood block must be used. The block may be shaped in any way that is desired.

o Official BSA wheels must be used. The wheels may not be cut, drilled, beveled or rounded. You may remove the seams and imperfections from the wheels.

o The axles may be altered, polished and lubricated.

* Other Rules

o Once a car passes inspection and is entered into the race, only race committee members can touch it.

o If the car loses a wheel, or is otherwise damaged, the racer shall have 5 minutes to make repairs.

o Each car must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete.

o The inspection Committee has the responsibility to disqualify those cars that do not meet these rules.

* When in doubt, ask…………

We will be having Pinewood Derby building parties in February and March. Please stay tuned for the dates and locations.

The race date is to be determined.