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Pinewood Derby

2019 Pinewood Derby Information

The Pinewood Derby Workshop is Thursday, January 23rd from 7pm – 8pm in the St. Ignatius Auditorium

The Pinewood Derby Weigh-In and Setup is FRIDAY, March 1st from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm in the St. Ignatius Auditorium.

  • We will have pizza for those who volunteer to set up the tracks or the auditorium.

The Pinewood Derby is Saturday, March 2nd from 9:30 am – 12 pm in the St. Ignatius Auditorium

  • The three special categories are: Most Patriotic, Funniest, and Best Design
  • Special category voting begins promptly at 9:30 am
  • We will have a free, donation-based concession stand for breakfast, drinks, and snacks.

Pinewood Derby Tips

new[1]Please don’t forget to follow the 2018 rules and practice good sportsmanship!  Please don’t modify the wheels!  Most stickers, paints and supplies can be purchased at Michael’s Crafts near the mall.  Some more exotic design elements, lead and tungsten weights can be found on the web.  We have personally ordered paints and weights from Hodges Hobby House and been satisfied*. 
*NOTE: Their modified axles, wheels, and bodies are ILLEGAL in our district.  DO NOT buy them.

new[1]Design aids

A few good websites with information and tips on construction are here:

There are numerous good books on the subject as well.  I recommend Pinewood Derby Speed Secrets: Design and Build the Ultimate Car.  Pack 230 will receive a small commission if purchased through this link.

Please feel free to contact David with any questions.