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Pinewood Derby

Saturday, March 5th at the Church Auditorium

Update Forthcoming


“You know mom, this isn’t really a race car. It’s more of a stunt car.”
GREAT READ: Sportsmanship is the Real Winner at Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby Tips

Please follow the 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.

Design aids

CLARIFICATION OF DISQUALIFYING / ALTERED WHEELS

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 JR with any questions.

GOOD LUCK!