Where is the best place to put weight on a Pinewood Derby car?

Weight should be placed towards the rear of the car. You can drill the weight holes in the bottom, side or rear of the car as shown in these examples. Stay at least 1/8″ away from the axle slots.

Should I bake my Pinewood Derby block?

Should I bake the pinewood derby block? The short answer is no, do not bake the block. The idea behind baking the block is to remove moisture which will make the block lighter. Baking might remove more moisture but the block will quickly re-absorb the moisture after it is out of the oven and cooled down.

What is the max weight of a Pinewood Derby car?

5 ounces
MAX OUT YOUR CAR’S WEIGHT AT 5 OZ In most races, a Pinewood Derby car’s weight is limited to 5 ounces. If your car weighs less than that, add coins or other weights.

Are Bent Axles legal in Pinewood Derby?

CAN I BEND AXLES AND QUALIFY FOR STOCK CAR OR PRO STOCK DIVISIONS? No. Bent axles are not allowed in either racing class.

How to build the fastest pinewood derby car?

Reduce friction to speed up your car. Your pine wood derby car moves from the force of gravity and is slowed down from friction.

  • Lubricate Axles and Wheels. The easiest way to reduce friction is to lubricate the surfaces that cause friction.
  • Prepare and Polish Axles – Essential for Speed.
  • Balance and tune your Wheels to Maxiumize Speed.
  • What is the fastest time for a pinewood derby car?

    A fast Pinewood Derby® car can reach a speed of nearly 20 miles per hour. Pretty good for a little block of wood! If a Pinewood Derby® car racing down the track was enlarged to the size of a real automobile, it would be speeding at more than 200 miles an hour.

    What is the best lubricant for pinewood derby cars?

    Graphite is perhaps the most widely used and accepted Pinewood Derby lubricant out there. Molybdenum (Moly) is also used, both alone and more commonly, mixed with graphite. Graphite and graphite with moly are the best lubricants for your car.

    What is a pinewood derby race?

    A Pinewood Derby race is an event in which small, wooden cars are raced down a specially designed track using only the force of gravity for power. These events typically are for Cub Scouts and are sanctioned by the Boy Scouts of America, but many other people also enjoy building and racing Pinewood Derby cars and might hold their own events.