PINEWOOD DERBY NEWS
I’d like to welcome all young racers to the 2020 Pinewood Derby, otherwise known as the greatest race on earth!
As we are all doing our part for staying healthy, we will be having a Virtual Pinewood Derby this year.
We will have a lot of potential racers vying for that elusive spot in the winner’s circle!
Or maybe you just want to make a cool car and see it go!
There will be prizes in multiple categories, as well as the fastest, so have fun building and decorating.
REGISTER – Thu 6/25 Car Name Form (https://bit.ly/20pwdCarName).
Please ask your Scout what the car name is and register the car by 12:00pm Thursday 6/25.
Built a second car or just don’t like following rules – join the Outlaw Races, but make sure to register. (https://bit.ly/20pwdCarName).
By registering on time, we can prepare accordingly for the number of heats for the race.
DROP OFF YOUR SCOUTS CAR by Saturday 6/27 at 10AM at Patrick’s house, 403 Hiller St, Belmont, CA 94002 (https://bit.ly/2XibSm1).
PINEWOOD DERBY RACE – Saturday 6/27 1PM-4PM.
Race coverage will be streamed live via web conferencing
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
This meeting is locked with a password: Pack61Rocks!
We will try to stream multiple race track angles and the scoreboard.
Cub Master Dave will be providing race commentary throughout!
The rules are intended to provide a fair fun race for the boys. The basic rules are:
-Cars must be built this year and not re-used from previous years.
-Use an official BSA Pinewood Derby kit, and not a Pine Car or other kit.
-Weight: Cars must weigh no more than 5 ounces as weighed on the official scale (some people may not have scales, if the car is overweight, the car will be run in the Outlaw races).
-Width: Cars must be no wider (with wheels) than 2.75″.
-Length: Cars must be no longer than 7″. There is no minimum other than the wheelbase requirement below.
-Wheelbase: Cars must have a wheelbase of between 4″ and 4.5″.
-Ground clearance: At least 3/8″ from the bottom of the wheels to the lowest part of the car other than the wheels.
-Wheel treads must not be modified in any way.
-The car should be substantially built by the scout, with assistance from the parent. Help your Cub Scout Do Their Best!
For the detailed rules, please refer to BSA Pinewood Derby Rules (https://bit.ly/BSAPWDRules)
Join our Facebook group: Cub Scout Pack 61 Group (https://bit.ly/P61FB)
For more information please visit: HTTP://www.scoutbook.com/mobile/dashboard/calendar/event.asp?EventID=3025864