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Pinewood Derby 2021 Rules and build specs

Car Build Rules and Specifications:

Width - 2 3/4"

Length - not to exceed 7"

Weight - Not over 5 Ounces

Width between wheels - 1 3/4"

Bottom clearance between car and track 3/8"

No Weights on the bottom of the car unless they are flush mounted to the car.

GRAPHITE may be applied at home on axles, you cannot bring Graphite into the Chruch.

Only official Cub Scout Grand Prix Pinewood Derby wheels and axles are permitted.

Pre-made store bought cars can race, but will not be judged for awards.

 (cars should be built by Scouts with parental guidance)

All cars must have the assigned racing number visible on the car.

Cars must meet all specifications above will not be eligible to be judged or raced. 

Speed awards:

Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall for pack.

Awards one place for the slowest car.

Awards for   1st, 2nd and 3rd place at each scout level.

Show and Shine Rules

Scout Choice Awards:

Tallest, Shiniest

Flattest, Most colorful

Best action / cartoon character

Scariest, Funniest

Most original idea, Best Town Spirit

Most Patriotic

Best Sports Themed and Best Boy Scout Themed


First place and runner up certificate will be awarded for all category’s listed above.

 Tips and Techniques

 Construction Tips