Things That Go 2016
Ready. Set. Race.
Come out and enjoy a day of racing! We've got push-cart races, pinewood derby, raingutter regatta, space derby races and an adult pinewood derby. Awards to be presented!
Car Qualification Rules
1. Only the Official BSA Grand Prix Pinewood Derby Kit shall be used
2. Length, Width, and Clearance
a. Maximum length shall not exceed 7 inches.
b. Maximum overall width (including wheels and axles) shall not exceed 2-3/4 inches.
c. Minimum width between wheels shall be 1-3/4 inches so car will clear the center guide strip.
d. Minimum clearance between bottom of car and track shall be 3/8 inches so car will clear the center guide strip.
3. Weight and Appearance
a. Weight shall not exceed 5 (five) ounces. The reading of the official race scale will be considered final.
b. Mercury shall not be used for adding weight. It is a potential health hazard.
c. Cars with wet paint will not be accepted.
4. Wheels and Axles
a. The wheelbase (the distance between the front and rear axles) may not be changed and the axles may not be moved from their original positions.
b. Only the Official Scout Grand Prix Wheels and Axles can be used. Wheels and axles cannot be modified. Wheels may be lightly sanded only to remove the mold projection on the tread. This light sanding is the only wheel improvement allowed, and shall not reduce the diameter of the wheel. Further beveling, tapering, thin sanding, wafering, or lathe turning of the wheels is strictly forbidden.
c. Only lubrication as shown in the building instruction kit, or lubricants designated as acceptable by Official Cub Scout endorsement shall be allowed. Graphite may not be packed into any hubcaps of the derby cars. Any other means of automatic lubrication is prohibited.
d. All four wheels must rest on the track simultaneously when tested on a level surface.
e. The new BSA Pinewood Derby Colored Wheels will be allowed (ie: red, blue, green, orange and yellow as opposed to black).
TIME: Check-in begins Friday from 6-9 p.m., or 7:30-8:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Race starts at 9 a.m.sharp on Saturday!
PLACE: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 6502 CR 48, Manvel, TX 77578
COST: $10, Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for an additional fee (cash only)
CONTACT: Rayn Mullis at firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTER BY: TBD