Pinewood Derby

Pine Wood Derby 2018 will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, January 27th, 2018 in the Pierce Cafeteria.

Start times are still being discusses with the school.  They will be announced once they are finalized.

Check-in:    3:30pm, 30 Minutes prior to Race Start Time

Racing Start:  4:00pm, Racing typically takes less than 3 hours.

Uniform Inspection Competition:  Wear your complete uniform, put on official cub scout belts and hats if you have them, and tuck in those shirts!  There will be a uniform inspection prior to the race.  The Den with the highest average score wins a pizza party.  Score sheets for the uniform inspection can be found below:

Friends and Family:  For anyone who has never attended a Pinewood Derby before, it is a lot of fun and one of the major highlights of the Cub Scout year.  Feel free to bring family and friends to cheer you on!

General Rules and Information:
  • Dry lubricants (graphite) will be allowed on the cars
  • Dry lubricants cannot be applied in the building (see document for details)
  • All cars will race a minimum of 8 times (twice on each track)
  • The 4 fastest cars will have a final race-off for 1st-4th place
  • Awards will be given for top 3 overall
  • Additional awards will be for top 3 in each Den, Best-in-Show, and Most Economical
  • All scouts will race against each other by random computer selection at the conclusion of registration
  • The track will be made available the Friday night before race day for car testing and weight checks
  • ALL RACERS ARE TO ARRIVE BY THE START OF REGISTRATION!!  The race management software does not allow racers to be added to the racing schedule after the schedule has been created so racers who arrive late will not race.
See the Official Rules Available for Download Below.

Car Testing:  Pierce Cafeteria, Friday, January 26, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m
Highly Recommended! The track and scale will be set up, so you can verify your car is the correct weight and size, and you can test your car on the track.  If there are any problems you still have time to fix them before the next days race!

Past Results:
2017 Archive
Additional results from past Pinewood Derbies can be found in the Pinewood Derby Archives:

Pinewood Derby Chair
Ryan Lagneaux
(319) 310-2019
Ryan Lagneaux,
Dec 21, 2017, 10:45 AM
Ryan Lagneaux,
Dec 21, 2017, 10:45 AM