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Apr 28, 2019
Council-Wide Pinewood Derby

2019 Council-Wide Pinewood Derby

We are sorry, but due to lower than expected participation/registrations, we have had to cancel this event.



Can't get enough of Pinewood Derby racing?!

Well, here's another chance on Sunday, April 28th, 2019!!

This year, the Westchester-Putnam Council is holding a Council-Wide Pinewood Derby event just for you!

Whether you want to just show off your car (open to everyone) or get another chance to race (for Cub Scouts only), register today!

Thanks to Audi in Hawthorne, we have an amazing showroom to hold this great event.


Rules & Regulations

The rules that come in the Grand Prix Pinewood Derby Kit (BSA Kit 17006) are the rules for our Racers in this year's Pinewood Derby.

  1. Car Specifications: Width: - 2-3/4"; Length - 7"; Weight - Not over 5 Ounces; Width between wheels - 1-3/4"
  2. The car must have been made during the current year (year in which derby is being held) - Cannot use previous years cars - Pinewood Derby Car kits supplied by the pack
  3. Wheel bearings, washers, and bushings are prohibited.
  4. The car shall not ride on springs.
  5. Only official Cub Scout Grand Prix Pinewood Derby wheels and axles are permitted.
  6. Only dry lubricant is permitted.
  7. Details, such as steering wheel and driver are permissible as long as these details do not exceed the maximum length, width and weight specifications.
  8. The car must be free-wheeling, with no starting devices.
  9. Each car must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it may compete.
  10. If, at registration., a car does not pass inspection, the owner will be informed of the reason for failure, and will be given time within the official weigh-in time period to make the adjustment.
  11. After final approval, cars will not be re-inspected unless the car is damaged in handling or in a race.

The rules for the Best of Show participants - start with the basic box and then just impress us!