CHIEF BLACK DOG PINEWOOD DERBY
Pinewood Elementary School - Gym
Friday - March 31st
6:00 - 8:00 PM
TRACK SET UP
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Saturday - April 1st
Please Register FRIDAY NIGHT:
Northern Star Council,
% CBD Pinewood Derby
Fees: $6.50 per car. All fees are transferable within the Pack.
To race in the Chief Black Dog District Pinewood Derby a
participant must be a registered Cub Scout by 1/1/2006 and have been selected
by their Pack. Each Pack may
register up to 5 Cub Scouts and 3 Tiger Cubs. The Tigers will be racing in the TIGER DIVISION races and the
rest will be in the CUB DIVISION.
There will be trophies for the first TEN places of EACH
Each car will race 7 times.
One time for warm-up and then six times against the clock, once down
each lane of the track.
The trophies will be awarded on the basis of the total time
for the six runs.
Follow the rules of the BSA Official Pinewood Derby Kit.
Additional Information will be available at the February
Roundtable and mailed to the Packs.
Race Car Rules
Car cannot be more than 2 3/4 inches wide. The maximum height is 3 ½ inches. Car can not be more than 7
inches long. Since the starting
pins are round, the minimum width of the front of the car is ½ inch. The
front end may be no more than ¼ inch above the axle line. (for help see
Finished car cannot weigh more than 5 ounces. The weight shown on the
Official Race Scale is final. All car parts and materials must be firmly
attached. No moveable weights are
PLACEMENT: The car body must be at least 1 3/4 inches wide at the axles.
It must clear the ground by at least 3/8 inch. If desired, you may change
the wheelbase (distance between front and rear axles). The four wheels,
two on each side of the car, must be placed such that the car will straddle
the lane guide and maintain all four wheels in contact with the surface of
AND AXLES: Use only Official Scout Grand Prix wheels and axles. You can
polish the axles. You may lightly sand the wheels to remove the molding
seam on the tread. Wheels may be lightly sanded to smooth out molding
imperfections on the tread area. This light sanding is the only
modification allowed. Beveling, tapering, thin sanding, wafering or lathe
turning of the wheels is prohibited.
No other wheel changes are allowed. You may not use bearings,
washers or bushings. (for help see diagrams)
The car may not ride on any type of springs.
Details such as Steering Wheel, Driver, Decals, Painting, Interior Details
are okay. The finished car with details must meet the maximum length,
width and weight rules. Cars with
wet paint will not be accepted.
The car must be freewheeling with no starting devices.
The recommended type is dry powdered graphite. You may use any other
lubricant, be careful since some other types can soften the plastic of the
wheels. No hubcaps will be
allowed. No graphite may be
applied outside of the designated workshop area inside the building.
Each car must pass inspection by the Official Inspection Committee before
it may compete. The Inspectors will disqualify any car not meeting these
rules. Any adult or scout may appeal the findings of the Inspectors to the
Race Committee Chair-person, whose decision is final. After acceptance only starters and
judges will handle the cars.
OFFICIAL BSA PINEWOOD DERBY KIT AND PARTS may be used.
Heads may be deburred but may not be made smaller.
cars must be built for the current Pinewood Derby Season. NO REPEATS.
car losing wheels or any part that prevents it from running, cannot be
repaired after the inspection and weigh in. EXCEPTION: Race
officials may authorize repairs when damage is caused by collision with
another vehicle or object. Repairs
must be made by the Cub Scout (guidance is allowed) within 3 minutes or
before the next heat starts, whichever is longer. After the car is
repaired Officials will run the race again. If the car cannot be repaired in 3 minutes or before the
next heat starts, which ever is longer, it will be disqualified.
SPORTSMANSHIP AND BEHAVIOR IS EXPECTED. Race Officials may ask anyone not
following this rule to leave.
Questions and comments can be directed to:
848 Greening Drive
Apple Valley, MN 55124
(952) 431-3308 (H) KalsowWP@Skypoint.com
(952) 883-5536 (W) Warren.P.Kalsow@HealthPartners.com