Pack 58's Annual Pinewood Derby!
DCPC Congregation House, February 26, 2022 1-5pm
Check in by 12:30pm!

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Important Pack 58 PWD Rules

See 2022 official rules link to left...

  • Car can be no more that 5 ounces.

  • Wheels cannot be modified; must be same width (you can smooth the wheels).

  • All 4 wheels MUST touch the track.  You cannot "ride on 3 wheels".  We will check!

  • The wheelbase cannot be extended; use the pre-cut slots in the block of wood.  4 3/8" 

  • Lead-based weights are strictly prohibited.

SCOUT SPIRIT PREVAILS!  DO YOUR BEST!

Race Day, February 26, 2022

  • Wear your full Class-A Scout uniform as this is an official Cub Scout Event!  If you are new to the Pack, "Class B" T-Shirt is fine

  • MASKS & SOCIAL DISTANCING ARE KEY!  Parents will need to help us manage Cubs to keep everyone safe!
     

  • CHECK-IN b/w 10:30AM--12:30AM.  RACES START AT 1PM, EVENT ENDS BY 4PM   TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

    • 1pm:  Lion Cub Heats!  

    • 1:30pm:  Tiger Cub Heats

    • 2pm:  Wolf Cub Heats

    • 2:30pm: Bear Cub Heats

    • 3:00pm: Webelos & AOL Heats

    • 3:30pm: PACK CHAMPIONSHIP HEATS, Top 3 from each rank

    • Family/Open Races:  4pm

    • 4-5pm:  TEAR DOWN/CLEAN-UP
       

  • Due to the need to load entries in the computer system for this event, we cannot accept cars that are checked in late.  If there is a chance you are unable to make the check in time, please make arrangements with your Den Leader.  You can always have someone check in your car on your behalf.
     

  • Race officials will check each car for compliance, and space will be available for tune-ups. The track will not be open for testing.
     

  • When your car is ready and lubricated, you will give it to a Pit Boss to be measured and weighed. If necessary, you can add or remove weight as needed. A repair station will be on-site
     

  • After passing the check-in process all cars will be “impounded” until the completion of race circuit.
     

  • After check-in and prior to the race, cars will be displayed and judged in the multiple categories.
     

  • Heats will be run in six-car races by Rank, rotating cars on different tracks. At the end of each set, the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place winners will be announced for that Rank.
     

  • After all Rank Races are complete the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place cars will move on race to determine the overall Pack winner.  If your son is a winner, please stick around!

#1) Build Your Car

  • The Pack supplies the official kit... check with your Den Leader to acquire one. 

  • A build day for those that need access to tools & support is set for Sunday 2/20  location TBD!   

  • FOLLOW THE CUB SCOUT MOTTO: 

Do Your Best!

#2) Check-in your Car 

  • CHECK IN BETWEEN 10:30am & 12:30pm on race day. 

  • Cars must meet the requirements on size and weight (see Official Rules). 

  • A "pit crew" will be available at the race for minor repairs/modifications

#3) Enjoy the racing action

  • Racing kicks off at 1pm with the Lion Cubs and runs up to our oldest Scouts before we wrap up with a Championship set of Heats.

  • Championship races are around 3:30pm

#4) Fun for the whole family

  • After the Championship, we will be hosting an "Family Open Race" for older cars or for brothers, sisters & parents... rules on cars are the same, but we open up the track for non-Cub Scouts to have fun!  

  • CARS IN OPEN CANNOT HAVE WON A RACE IN PAST PWDs (last 5 years)

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