Ft. Clatsop District Pinewood Derby Check-In Times and Procedures

The District Pinewood Derby will be this Saturday in the activities building at the Warrenton KOA. We are looking forward to seeing some very fast cars.

Once again we will be doing the staggered check in times in order to be more efficient. Please arrive at the “beginning” of your scheduled check in time. Check in must be complete and cars to the pit tables before the next rank begins to check in if they wish to race. Late check-ins can not be added.

Check in times are as follows…

  • 9:00am Webelos 2’s (5th grade boys)
  • 9:15am Webelos 1’s (4th grade boys)
  • 9:30am Bears (3rd grade boys)
  • 9:45am Wolves (2nd grade boys)
  • 10:00am Tigers (1st grade boys)
  • If a younger scout arrives prior to his scheduled check in time, he may check in early provided there are no older scouts still checking in.

Opening Flag will be at 9:30am with members of Warrenton’s Troop 509.

As scouts arrive to check in, they should look for one of their pack leaders to retrieve their car. Scouts will be allowed to re-graphite wheels at that time…DRY lubricant only, if wet lubricant is used the car will be disqualified. No other changes may be made to their cars.

Scouts must check their own cars in with a parent/guardian at the check in table (leaders will not be able to “pre-check in cars” prior to scouts arrival). Once checked in, the car will receive a number and then be taken to the pit tables at the head of the tracks.

At this point scouts are asked to sit with they families…or check out the Child ID Kit station…until their rank is called to race.

All races are judged with the electronic timers and derby software. Each car will race once in each lane. The software will capture the speed of each heat and determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd place by averaging those speeds. Please advise parents that in larger groups their scouts car may win all 4 heats, but his average time may be slower than other cars in that rank.

After each rank, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners should take their cars to the trophy table for photos. After photos the 1st place winner must return his car to the pit table.

Once all ranks have raced, the 1st place winners from each rank will race in the Grand Finals. There will be larger 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies awarded.

 

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