Old Timers Drag Race Rules & Registration
In addition to the traditional Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Competition for Pack 216, there will be an OPEN DIVISION race as well. Each car in the open division will have a $20 entry fee. Any car that is destroyed or disqualified during the race will forfeit their entry fee.
- Official BSA pinewood Derby Car Kits Wooden Blocks are required for this division. You can get them at the scout shop, one scoutstuff.org, from Hobby Lobby, or from the Pack for $5 while supplies last.
- All cars must pass inspection to qualify for the race. Inspections and check-in will be conducted the night before the race. After inspection approval, cars will not be handled again by the owner.
- The car must have been made during the current year.
- There is no length restriction, however the rear wheels can not be more than 7 Inches from the front of the car. And any items that extend beyond the car must not interfere with the starting system
- There is no weight limit, however bear in mind that children may be responsible for moving your car between stations.
- Width between the wheels is – 1 ¾ inch.
- Bottom clearance between car and track is 3/8-inch.
- Only dry lubricant is permitted.
- Engines may be used during this race.
- Any cars may not present a danger to the surrounding area. There will be no open flames, spraying liquids, gasses or anything else that is not contained within the race car.
- Guide wires may be used to ensure the car stays safely within the race area, however they may not be permanently attached to the track and must be easily and quickly set up and removed.
- Anything deemed unsafe by the judges may be disqualified prior to races, the safety of all spectators and racers is priority.
- One car per person may be entered in the races.
- Each heat will be announced. Contestants may stage their own vehicles if desired.
- The starter will ensure the cars are on the track properly and will start the race.
- The race will be run as a double elimination. the races will be run and managed by a professional Pinewood Derby race management program on a computer. Electronic finish lines and timers will be used to score each car’s race time and to determine if it will progress into the final races.
- If a car leaves the track, runs out of its lane, interferes with another car, loses and axle, etc, the heat may be rerun. If the same car has trouble on the second run, the contestant is disqualified. If, on the second run, another car is interfered with, the heat will be run for a third time, but without the disqualified car.