Get your coping saw! It’s Time for Pine Wood Derby!
2013 Pack 284 Pinewood Derby
Weigh In: March 12 — 7-9pm
Race Day: March 13 — 10am
Location: Wayne Elementary Cafeteria
Please read the below rules and regulations carefully. In order to ensure an even playing field for
all the scouts we will be checking every car for each of these rules on the night of weigh in. We
do not want to have to disqualify any of the cars so please make sure you understand and follow
each of these rules. If you have any questions please reach out to Keith Overton with any
Weigh In (March 12
Between 7-9pm in the Wayne Elementary School cafeteria we will be registering cars for the
Pinewood Derby. We will be checking the weight of each car as well as the rules outlined
below. Only cars that pass all of these rules will be allowed to race. Once a car is accepted it
will be quarantined overnight. You will not be allowed to modify your car once it has been
During the weigh in we will be showing the movie “Down and Derby”. Whether you want to
stay and watch the movie with your son or just come in, register your car and leave – the choice
Note: Do not put any numbers on your car. Please bring the numbers that come with your kit
with you to the weigh in. Your car will be assigned a number that will identify it for the race.
Race Day (March 13
The race itself will start at 10am. Please be prompt so that you don’t miss any of the races. It is
always an exciting event so please bring extended family members to help cheer on the cars.
Every car will get to run at least three races (one on each lane of the track). After the first round
we will select the top cars who will move to the playoff round(s) and from there the top three
will race in the finals. Barring any unforeseen delays the race should take between 1-2 hours.
Click here for official rules and handout: 2013 Pack 284 Pinewood Derby
Below are some links (note; official rules are discussed at meeting, the information on the sites may be in conflict with local rules).