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Pine Wood Derby

Mar 10 2013 - 3:00pm
Mar 10 2013 - 6:00pm
St. Mark Catholic Church in Schafer Hall

OFFICIAL RULES FOR THE PACK 92 PINEWOOD DERBY

1. CUB SCOUTS MUST BE PRESENT FOR THEIR CAR TO COMPETE.

2. CARS SHOULD BE BUILT FROM THE MATERIALS IN THE OFFICIAL GRAND PRIX PINWOOD DERBY KIT SOLD BY THE BSA.

3. TO DETERMINE THAT THE WHEELS MEET THE REQUIREMENT STATED ABOVE – THE PACK LEADERS WILL NEED TO BE ABLE TO READ BSA AND PINEWOOD DERBY ON THE SIDE OF EACH WHEEL.

4. ONLY AXLES AND WHEELS PROVIDED IN THE BSA KIT WILL BE PERMITTED.

5. IF YOU USE ANOTHER MANUFACTURER’S KIT FROM HOBBY LOBBY, ETC. FOR THE BODY OF YOUR CAR, YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE OFFICIAL BSA WHEELS AND AXLES TO USE ON THE CAR. THE WHEELS AND AXLES CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE COUNCIL SCOUT SHOP.

6. THE MAXIMUM WIDTH OF THE CAR, INCLUDING WHEELS AND AXLES, SHALL NOT EXCEED 2.75 INCHES.

7. THE MINIMUM WIDTH OF THE CAR BETWEEN THE WHEELS SHALL BE 1.75 INCHES. THERE IS A GUIDE STRIP O THE TRACT THAT IS 1.75 INCHES WIDE.

8. THE MINIMUM UNDERSIDE CAR BODY TO TRACK CLEARANCE MUST BE 3/8”.

9. THE MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF THE CAR SHALL NOT EXCEED 5.50 INCHES. THIS HEIGHT LIMIT IS IN PLACE SO THAT THE CARS WILL FIT UNDER THE FINISH LINE GATES USED WITH THE ELECTRONIC TIMERS.

10. THE TOTAL LENGTH OF THE CAR SHALL NOT EXCEED 7.00 INCHES.

11. THE WEIGHT OF THE CAR SHALL NOT EXCEED 5.00 OUNCES. PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME SCALES ARE MORE ACCURATE THAN OTHERS. TO BE FAIR, THE SCALE USED BY THE PACK AT THE RACE LOCATION WILL BE DEEMED OFFICIAL SCALE AND WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE THE WEIGHT OF EACH CAR ON RACE DAY.

12. LIQUID LUBRICANT IS NOT ALLOWED!

13. WHEEL BEARINGS, WASHERS AND BUSHINGS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

14. THE CAR SHALL NOT RIDE ON SPRINGS.

15. THE CAR MUST BE FREEWHEELING, WITH NO STARTING DEVICES.

16. THE CAR SHALL HAVE NO MOVABLE PARTS/OBJECTS/LIQUID ON OR CONTAINED WITHIN THE CAR OTHER THAN THE WHEELS.

17. THE FRONT OF THE CAR CANNOT BE GROOVED OR SLOTTED IN ANY MANNER THAT EXTENDS THE CAR PAST THE STARTING PIN.

**Please note the pinewood derby is Sunday March 10, 2013 at St. Mark Catholic Church in Schafer Hall. Be sure to invite family and friends to cheer on your racer