FT. Clatsop District
Pinewood Derby Rules
Revised December 2010
District Pinewood Derby Car Specifications:
- Width shall not exceed 2 ¾ inches.
- Length shall not exceed 7 inches.
- Weight shall not exceed 5 ounces.
- Height shall not exceed 3 ¾ inches.
- Width between wheels shall not be smaller than 1 ¾ inches.
- Bottom clearance between car and track shall not be lower than 3/8 of an inch.
ALL CAR RULES
- Only official BSA wheels and nail type axles are permitted.
- The main body of the car must be made of wood.
- Car must have 4 wheels and axles on it. No more or less.
- ONLY Dry lubricant is permitted. NO OIL
- Wheel bearings, washers, bushings, sleeves, inserts, magnets and springs are prohibited.
- No part of the car can go past the starting peg.
- No loose materials of any kind are allowed in or on the car.
- The car must be free-wheeling, with no starting devices.
STOCK CAR RULES
- See ALL CAR RULES above.
MODIFIED CAR RULES
- See ALL CAR RULES above.
- Wheel base (may be modified, as long as it does not exceed car specifications).
- Wheels maybe modified, but BSA lettering shall be visible and shall not be smoothed or rounded off.
Pinewood Derby Procedures
Classes (Stock and Modified):
Webelo I Stock
Webelo II Stock
Webelo I Modified
Webelo II Modified
- Each Pack can bring the top 3 winners from each of the above classes to the District Pine Wood Derby
- A scout can bring only one car to district to race in the stock OR modified heats.
- Each pack must pre-register all qualified scouts (name, rank and race-stock or modified) via-email or letter.
- The entry fee (per scout) is $3.00 to cover the cost of the awards and the running of the District Pinewood Derby.
- Each boy brings his car to the inspection and registration table to have it inspected and numbered with a small sticker. If a car does not pass inspection, the owner will be informed of the reason for failure, and be given time within the official weigh-in time period to make the adjustment.
- The only prep allowed is to re-graphite the wheels.
- After registration and inspection, cars are brought to the starter’s table and checked in.
- As each heat is announced, drivers will bring their cars to the starting gate. Starter releases the gate.
- Each car will run 4 heats – each car will be will have a combined time for all 4 runs. Lowest time will be Class Winner (i.e., District Wolf Stock Winner). NOTE: This process is done through the District Pine Wood Derby Software.
- The winner of the heat and non-winners return their cars to the staging area. They then go to the spectator area to await their next heat.
- If a car leaves the track, runs out of its lane, interferes with another car, the heat will be rerun, if the same car does it a second time in the same heat it will be disqualified and judged last.
- If a car loses an axle or other part during a heat, the heat will be rerun if the car can be repaired quickly if not it will be disqualified.
- Awards will be given to the top three in each class.
- From the stock and modified heats the first three fastest cars from each age group (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelo I and Webelo II) will advance to the championship heats. To determined the fastest cars in the district.
- Awards will be given to the top three fastest cars in stock and modified races.
- Good sportsmen like conduct at all times please.
- Most important rule of all LETS HAVE FUN!
Note: Adults will be allowed to race in the modified or stock classes – separate race