Pine Wood Derby Rules

 Rules Provided by Pinewood Pro 

 Official Pinewood Derby Rules 

(Rules from BSA Pinewood Derby Kit) 

Car Dimension Rules 

 The overall length of the car shall not exceed 7 inches. 

 The overall width of the car shall not exceed 2 ¾ inches. 

 The car must have 1 ¾” clearance between the wheels. 

 The car must have 3/8” clearance underneath the body so it does not rub on the track. 

Derby Car Weight Rules 

 The car shall not exceed 5.0 ounces. 

 The official race scale that is used at car check-in shall be considered final. 

Car Modifications Not Allowed 

 The official pine wood block must be used. The block may be shaped in any way that is desired. 

 Official BSA wheels must be used. The wheels may not be cut, drilled, beveled or rounded. You may remove the seams and imperfections from the wheels. 

 The axles may be altered, polished and lubricated. 

Other Pinewood Derby Race Rules 

 Once a car passes inspection and is entered into the race, only race committee members can touch it. 

 If the car loses a wheel, or is otherwise damaged, the racer shall have 5 minutes to make repairs. 

 Each car must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete. 

 The Inspection Committee has the responsibility to disqualify those cars that do not meet these rules. 

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