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2018 Mountain House Pinewood Derby

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Bethany Elementary School

570 Escuela Drive

Mountain House, CA 95391

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Mountain House Pack 511 welcomes you and your family to the Scouting program and invites you
to attend our 5th ANNUAL PINEWOOD DERBY!

Saturday, January 27th at 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Bring your newly built car and JOIN THE FUN!

No outside food and drinks allowed. We will have them available for sale on race day!

***IMPORTANT***

Car Inspection and Impound is on Friday, January 26th 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Bethany Elementary School Quad.

$5 REGISTRATION Fee will be collected at the door from OPEN DIVISION participants.

Please pre-register on this link so that we can make sure we have enough food and awards available on Race Day.

OFFICIAL RULES 2015

General Requirements for Car Design
  • The car must be built during the Scout year of the race. No "oldies but goodies", please, and no using wheels, axles, etc. from other years.
  • The car must be built from an "Official Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Kit." Cubs may add fenders, weights, small people, or other decorations from other sources, as long as the car meets dimension requirements and these additions are not loose. Paint must be dry, and no object may be loosely secured to the car.
  • The car's weight may not exceed 5 ounces. The weight and electronic scale used by the race committee will govern. The car may be hollowed out and built up to a maximum weight by addition of wood or metal only, provided that it built securely in the body. Mercury is prohibited as a weight (health hazard).
  • Please do not use reflective tape or reflective paint as it interferes with track sensors.

Dimensions

  • Overall width (with wheels and axles) may not exceed two and three-quarter inches (2-3/4").
  • Overall length may not exceed seven inches (7").
  • Car must have sufficient underbody clearance to clear the track, (a track clearance minimum of three-eighths of an inch (3/8").
  • Car must have sufficient clearance between the wheels to clear the track guide strip.
  • The race car must have a solid front end, without a notch, channel or point that would give it an unfair advantage at the starting line.The fronts of all cars must be sufficiently wide so as to be placed evenly on the starting bold.

Wheels and Axles

  • No use of any propulsion method or starting device on any description will be permitted. No use of springs, wheel bearings, washers, bushings, hubcaps, adhesive tapes, etc. The car must sit flat on a surface, and may roll only on the axles and wheels provided in the kit. No starting devices allowed. All four wheels MUST touch the ground.
  • Axles may be polished.
  • Wheels may be lightly sanded to remove mold marks. Wheels may not be lathed, beveled, tapered, or thin sanded. The race committee has the absolute right to disqualify any car with wheels that have been heavily sanded or modified to the point that the area of contact of the wheel with the track has been reduced.
  • Any and all dry lubricants are permitted but must be applied before car is impounded. No liquid lubricants are allowed.

For more information on Race Operation Rules and Awards, you may contact mountainhousepack511@gmail.com.

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