2019 Pinewood Derby

The PWD Weigh-in is Saturday, 1/26/2019 at 11:00am -12:00pm at Brook El Cafeteria.  It is here completed cars are checked for weight (no more than 5oz), and design (under carriage clearance, wheel base width, etc) conformity and turned in (see attached for specifications and rules/limitations for design).  Scouts can't touch their cars after this date until after the races.   

The PWD race is Saturday, 1/26/2019 at 12:30am-2:30pm in the Brook El Cafeteria.  Cars will race 4 timed races (one race on each of the 4 lanes) against randomly selected competitors.  With the lowest time thrown out, the winners of their respective timed heats will race in the quarter finals and final race to determine the overall Grand Champion

Each scout will also get to vote on Best Car Design between heats and during the race.  There will be a winner selected for this voting, so if building the fastest car isn't your thing try to make a car with a really neat design instead.

There will be overall pack and den specific trophies.  The winners are based on times, so a scout coming in 1st or last all 4 races doesn't translate into best or worst car.  Scouts do not need to be in attendance for their cars to race.  Scouts may only touch their car for emergency repairs (e.g. a wheel fell off).  My car is not going fast enough, is not an emergency.  

The top three cars in our Pack have an opportunity to participate in the Potawatomi Area Council 2019 pinewood Derby Championship race.  That is held for winners of all packs in the area on April 6th, 2019.  More information is available on the PAC website or this this link:  PAC Pinewood Derby Flyer

So, get your car if you haven't already, and start planning and executing your designs.  Remember, this is a race for the scouts, so the scouts should be doing most of the work and be highly involved.  Its great bonding time!

There will be concessions available during the races.






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2013 Pinewood Derby


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Brad Wagner,
Jan 7, 2019, 10:08 PM