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May 30, 2020
VIRTUAL Council Pinewood Derby

Official Pinewood Derby Rules (Rules from BSA Pinewood Derby Kit)

Official Pinewood Derby Rules (Rules from BSA Pinewood Derby Kit)

 

Car Dimension Rules

 The overall length of the car shall not exceed 7 inches.

 The overall width of the car shall not exceed 2 ¾ inches.

 The car must have 1 ¾” clearance between the wheels.

 The car must have 3/8” clearance underneath the body so it does not rub on the track.

Derby Car Weight Rules

 The car shall not exceed 5.0 ounces.

 The official race scale that is used at car check-in shall be considered final.

Car Modifications Not Allowed

 The official pine wood block must be used.

The block may be shaped in any way that is desired.

 Official BSA wheels must be used.

The wheels may not be cut, drilled, beveled or rounded.

You may remove the seams and imperfections from the wheels.

 The axles may be altered, polished and lubricated.

Other Pinewood Derby Race Rules

 Once a car passes inspection and is entered into the race, only race committee members can touch it.

 If the car loses a wheel, or is otherwise damaged, the racer shall have 5 minutes to make repairs.

 Each car must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete.

 The Inspection Committee has the responsibility to disqualify those cars that do not meet these rules.