SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
Golf Mill Shipping Center
239 Golf Mill Center, Niles - Center Court – Between Food Court & Theater
This event is for ALL Potawatomi Cub Scouts!
Scouts do not have to have won in their Pack’s race to participate. Did the Scout miss his Pack’s Pinewood Derby? Did his Pack not have one? All are invited to join us at our yearly Pinewood Derby race at Golf Mill Shopping Center! Tigers, Wolves, Bears, & Webelos race against Scouts in their age group from around the District for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place trophies, and for a spot in the District Championship race!
Don’t wait another year to race again!
Each Pack should provide a volunteer. Older Scouts – Boy Scouts, Venturers, etc. can help as well! We need people to help with check-in, the tune-up station, load cars, assist with the craft table, and more.
COST: $6 per Scout, to be paid to Jill at time of reservation.
CHECK-IN: Bring your car between 10:00–11:30 AM for all racers. NO CHECK-IN will be allowed after 11:30am. Once the car is checked-in, it is no longer available to the Scout and is handled by race officials only. If you can't come during the registration time, you can send your car with Chris & Jill. Cars must e given to them by Friday afternoon.
REGISTRATION: Register with Jill. Registration deadline is April 10th.
TIME: There will be 5 races. Every attempt will be made to start races at the times indicated below, but it is difficult to predict when one race will end and the next begin. If you have to leave early, Chris & Jill will bring your car back.
Estimated Start Time
If you have any questions or want to volunteer, please contact:
Chris Lowery, Cubmaster Pack 901, firstname.lastname@example.org or 224-766-1265
Make sure cars meet the Pinewood Derby Rules – see below.
All results are calculated electronically by computer and are final!
Put the Scout’s name and Pack number on the bottom of their car.
Pick-up cars after their age group’s awards have been presented – unless the Scout is in the Championship race. Then, they may pick up their car after the Championship awards are presented.
All cars must pass inspection before they are allowed to race.
PINEWOOD DERBY RULES
Overall width – not more than 2¾“ wide. The car must also fit over the strip of the track – ¼“ high and 1?“ wide.
Overall length – not more than 7 inches long.
Overall Weight – not more than 5 ounces or 141.75 grams as determined by the scale at the inspection site.
Wheels & nail axles - same wheels and nail axles provided in the BSA car kit box without alterations. (Note: wheel bearings, washers, and bushings or springs of any kind may not be used.) It is OK to polish nail axles to remove burrs. Also, the point of the nail axle must be visible after it is installed
Lubricant – only dry graphite applied to the wheels and nail axles may be used.
Most common problems at check-in are:
Cars weighing more than 5 ounces
Cars not clearing the middle strip of the track
Covered nail axle points
Use of nail axles other than those from the BSA kit
Sanded wheels where contour of wheels are changed
Loose items not securely attached to car’s body
Use of unofficial pinewood derby car kit