2021 Pinewood Derby

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UPDATED RACING LOCATION

The 2021 Pinewood Derby has been MOVED to the Hillcrest Clubhouse at Schultz Field (near the large baseball field) on St. Eleanora's Lane.

RACING SCHEDULE:  Click on time to get exact heats

We have created a racing schedule that accommodates sports schedules. See below for when your son's den is racing.  For 2021 ONLY, we will permit cars to race without the scout being at the race. 

2pm - 3pm             Lion and Tiger Dens 4 and 8

3pm - 4pm            Wolf Dens 2 and 7,  Jr Webelos Den 1

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Bear Den 6/11, Jr Webelos Dens 5, 10 and 12, Sr Webelos Den 3 and 9

 

Street parking. Enter on foot using driveway near Clubhouse. Scouts to wear Cub Scout uniform, Pack t-shirt or sports team uniform if coming directly from a game. Plus masks and social distancing. Spectators welcome; bring your own chairs. Hot dogs and hamburgers available; bring your own drinks. 

 

DESIGN CONTEST

Scouts can vote for the Design Contest at the start of each race. Design winners to be announced after the last race.

 

READ the Official Rules for Pack 6 which replace the standard rules inside the box.

 

Need last-minute help with your car? Email the Cubmaster.  We have tools and can help your scout with his car. Anytime is fine. We are here to help!

Places to buy weights, paint, etc. (Cars need 2-3 oz of weight added)

The Hobby Store in Mt. Vernon

HOURS:  Tues-Friday, 10am to 6pm and Saturday, 10am to 5pm

(ask for Jason; offering 10% discount if you mention our race)

114 Mount Vernon Avenue, Mt. Vernon

https://www.thehobbystore.com/

Greenwich Scout Shop

HOURS:  Mon-Friday, 9am to 5pm (closed weekends)

63 Mason Street, Greenwich, CT 

https://www.greenwichscouting.org/

Amazon Prime

https://www.amazon.com/

[VIDEO] Watch this helpful How-To Video. Cubmaster-approved!!

Answers to Common Construction Questions.

Be sure to read the Official Rules for all do’s and don’ts. Email Pack6Crestwood@gmail.com with any Pinewood Derby questions:

  • What parts am I allowed to use to build the car? Use only Official BSA Pinewood Derby Kit wood, wheels, and nails. You will add weight to the car and also paint it and add decorative accessories.

  • How much does the car have to weigh?  Maximum Weight is 5 ounces (141.7 grams), as determined by the Pack’s official race scales. TIP! Try to get the car as close to but not more than 5 ounces. Leave some “wiggle room” since scales vary. The race scales are the official scales. If a car is overweight, or very underweight, racers will be allowed make adjustments at Check-In.

  • Can my scout re-use last year’s car?  No. All construction should be since November 2020.

  • Can I buy a pre-made car?  No. Any cars or parts bought off Ebay, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby or any other place will be disqualified.

  • Can I drill my own holes for the axles (nails)?  No, axles MUST be installed in the pre-cut slots provided by the kit manufacturer (do not extend the wheel base). Tip: Try to get insert the nail/axle correctly on the first try. The more times you install and remove the axles, the looser things get. You can add a bit of glue to keep the axle secure, or purchase the axle covers from the scout shop.

  • Do all four wheels have to touch the track surface? Yes, all four wheels must touch the track surface.

  • Can we bend or cant the axles? Bent axles are prohibited. Axles may be canted for alignment purposes. Axle guards are not permitted. Inspectors must be able to visually inspect the axles during the check-in/inspection process.

 

LOGISTICS

Shop Open if you need help with your car. 47 Lincoln Circle. Contact Cubmaster to schedule a time. We are flexible! Arrive with a design in mind . We can cut your car cut into a basic shape.

 

Mandatory Registration & Car Inspection

  • Saturday, May 22 from 5:30pm to 7pm at the Troop 1 Crestwood Boy Scout Cabin

  • If you cannot make this time, email the Cubmaster to schedule an earlier time on Saturday.

  • All cars must be checked in by 7pm Saturday or they cannot race.

For inspection, bring tools and extra weight in case the car fails inspection and/or needs modifications in order to pass inspection. All cars will be impounded and remain with the inspectors until race day.

AWARDS

Speed Race for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place for Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, Arrow of Light Scouts

Fastest Den

Design Contest

(Five categories)