2nd Annual (ADULT) Community Pinewood Derby Fundraiser
Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Silent Auction * Cash Bar * Friendly Competition
The Pinewood Derby is a Cub Scout traditional that goes back for generations. With this fundraiser we are giving ADULTS in the Indianapolis Community the opportunity to make a contribution to Scouting through friendly competition. Scouting, after all, is
where boys become men and men become boys!
Enter a team in one of our four race options! A team consists of one driver (main contact person, and at least three pit crew members (co-workers, friends, family).
Additional guests are welcome to attend. All participants must be at least 21 years of age and no Scout attire should be worn at the event.
Race Options are:
Open to all adults, Scouters, and businesses. Standard Cub Scout Pinewood Derby rules apply (See attached). Teams can qualify for up to three different award categories.
Entry Fee: $150 per car
Do you still have your pinewood derby car circa 1968? The “Vintage” race is open to long time Scouters who would like to give their childhood cars a second chance at a trophy. (Standard Pinewood Derby rules apply)
Entry Fee: $150 per car
Open Class Race:
This is not your typical race. The weak and unimaginative need not apply. This race is for the creative competitors out there to test their skills by bending the standard pinewood derby rules to create the fastest gravity driven cars possible. (See Open Cass Rules)
Spectators and Auction Goers
There will be a $30 fee for those who are just attending for the auction. All participants must be 21 or over and no Scouting attire should be worn at the event
Entry Fee: $30
Pinewood Derby Car Kits are available at your local Scout Shop
(7125 Fall Creek Road N. Indianapolis, IN 46256). Don’t have time to build a car?
That’s okay! You can rent one the day of the race!
Standard Pinewood Derby Rules:
· Cars will only be run by race officials or designated assistants; no one else is permitted in the race arena.
· Only official BSA Official Grand Prix kits are permitted. No modifications to the wheelbase are allowed. The wheelbase must be in the original slots as designed in the BSA Official Grand Prix kit. The car must conform to these specifications: WIDTH – Car cannot be more than 2 ¾ inches wide. LENGTH – Car cannot be more than 7 inches long. This includes any exterior add-on accessories. WEIGHT – Finished car cannot weigh more than 5 ounces. The weight shown on the Official Race scale is final.
· Use only BSA Official Grand Prix wheels and axles. You can polish the axles. You may lightly sand the wheels to remove the molding seam on the tread or to true the wheel. No other wheel changes are allowed (re-shaping, excessive sanding, etc.). You may not use bearings, washers, or bushings. No solid axles are allowed. The car may not ride on any type of springs. The car must be freewheeling with no starting devices. No loose attachments are allowed, which includes, but not limited to, bbs, liquid mercury (very dangerous anyway), sliding lead shot, etc. (we have seen them all).
· Only dry powdered graphite is authorized as a lubricant. No oils or silicone sprays are allowed. No graphite may be added after final inspection.
Open Class Rules:
· The block of wood from a BSA Official Grand Prix kit must be used in some way.
· No open flames
· No physical human contact with the car once placed on the track.
For questions please contact: