We hope you are doing well on your Pinewood Derby Car. We had a lot of Scouts come by on Saturday to do preliminary weigh ins, and the cars we saw look great. We did see some things that we want to remind people can get your car disqualified.
1) Wheels. Only the black plastic wheels that came with the car kit that was provided to you by the pack are allowed. No other wheels (colored – even BSA) are allowed. If you have damaged a wheel we can provide an official replacement . The car must be built with the block, wheels, and nails in the kit provided by the pack. After that it is ok to supplement with spoilers, drivers, add on wood, etc. as long as it still meets the overall size requirements.
2) Overall length including any attachments shall not exceed 7.0". If you are right at 7.0” you may want to consider shaving off 1/16”. If you car does not fit in the box we have to check it against you will have to modify it on race day to comply.
3) Axles must be visible to the judges. If you have damage to your axle slots and need to repair them, you must do so in such a way that we can see that you used the original nails with no modification.
Remember that there is still one more opportunity to have your car pre-weighed and checked out tomorrow, Monday, January 24 (6:00pm - 7:00pm) at West Park Clubhouse (121 ParkOaks Ct.).
All the rules and the schedule can be found athttp://pack216.cary.nc.us/uploads/5/8/6/4/5864918/pack216_pinewood_rules_2011.pdf
Good Luck! Do your best and have fun!
Pack 216 Pinewood Derby Race Committee