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2013 Pack 55 Pinewood Derby Results

Overall Ranking for entire Pack:
1st Connor Loth
2nd Page Guptill
3rd Ryder Watson


Best in Show:  Sam Hutchins
Best in Theme:  Trevor DeFillipo
Most Creative:  Seamus Jenkins


Top Winning Cars (Best of categories in back, top fastest front 3 cars on right, adult front left, and girls front second to left)

Tigers Ranking:
1st Ryder Watson
2nd Nico Cimino
3rd Colby Guptill

Wolf Ranking:
1st Luke Gagliardi
2nd Ronan Solivan
3rd Evan Perrone-Gray

Bear Ranking:
1st Connor Loth
2nd Page Guptill
3rd Justin Tunney

Webelos I:
1st Connor Dowd
2nd Colby Dowd

Webelos II:
1st Kyle Gagliardi
2nd Aidan Solivan
3rd Seamus Jenkins
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2013 Pack 55 Boys Results.pdf 2013 Race Results for Boys  
2013 Pack 55 Girls and Adults.pdf 2013 Girls (Powder Puff) and Adult Race  

2013 District Pinewood Derby

District Pinewood Derby Race on March 23, 2013.

Where: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Hall
48 Middlesex Ave. (Route 154)
Chester, CT 06412
When: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Time: See Schedule Below
Who: 1
ST & 2nd place winners of each rank in your pack

Cost: $6.00 per Scout



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2013_District_Pinewood_Derby_Flyer.pdf District Flyer  
2013_Mattabesett_Trail_Pinewood_Derby_Rules.pdf District Rules  

Welcome to the Pinewood Derby!

                                                       Pack 55 Cars from January 2012!

Clinton's Pine Wood Derby begins in early December when we issue the car kits, rules, and have our Derby Car Clinic where we help the scouts with the initial wood working and choosing designs.

Pack 55's race day is usually held at the Town Hall, scheduled for 26 January, 2013 from 10AM to 4PM.  We will have our Derby food court open for lunch, and numerous trophies will be given in a variety of categories.

Each scout will race in each of the 6 lanes with the race order determined by the software, and the combined fastest score is used.  Our track is the traditional wooden track, but if moving on to the District races or higher, the track could be an aluminum track.  In the end (determined by the District which has not been announced yet), the top 2 racers in each age group go on to the District Races, usually in March. 

BSA Official Pinewood Derby website:
A few websites that have free templates:

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00FreeTempFlashFire.pdf Free Flashfire Template  
00FreeTempTurboCop.pdf Free Turbo Cop Template  
Pinewood-Derby-Design-Ideas.pdf Free Pinewood Derby Design Ideas  

The Official Pinewood Derby Rules for 2013!


All cars must pass the following inspection to qualify for the race:

  • Width shall not exceed 2-3/4 inches
  • Length shall not exceed 7 inches
  • Weight shall not exceed 5 ounces (141.75 grams)
  • Axles, wheels, and body shall be from the materials provided with the kit
  • Wheel bearings, washers, and bushings are prohibited
  • Wheels may be sanded but cannot be altered in basic shape.  All wheels are to be the "official BSA" marked on the inside of each wheel.  No hubcaps are allowed. Wheels may not be rounded or "V-notched", grooves cut into the tread, or width narrowed.  The raised lettering on the outside of the wheel must not be removed.
  • The distance from the front and read wheels may be altered, however the wheels cannot extend the overall dimensions of 7 inches.
  • Axles supplied from the kit are to be used.  They may be filed, sanded, polished, but no plating allowed.  ONLY OFFICIAL BSA AXLES ARE ALLOWED.  Inspectors can tell the difference!
  • No lubricating oil may be used.  Dry lubricant only! Axles may be lubricated with powdered graphite or silicon. 
  • The car shall not ride on any spring.
  • The car must be free wheeling, with no starting devices.
  • The front of the car cannot extend past the starting post, for example forked front.
  • Body details such as windshields, steering wheels, drivers, etc may be added but must be securely fastened to the car.
  • The track contains a center strip 0.75" wide and 0.225" high.  Please ensure there is sufficient clearance from the bottom of the car to the center strip.  It is not recommended to add anything to the bottom of the car which may interfere with the center strip.  When adding weight, drilling holes flush from bottom or ends is recommended.  The bottom weight plates if surface mounted may interfere unless sunken into wood.
  • If problems occur, contact William Loth, Asst Cubmaster, as we have spare kits.


What is the Pinewood Derby?

The Pinewood Derby is designed to encourage sportsmanship, competition, and fun for all scouts.  The kits will be given to you by your leader. 


Inspection & Weigh In:  When you first arrive, cars may be tuned up and lubricated and given ONE test run only.  Then you will take to the inspection station for inspection and weigh in.  For weigh in, we will use a digital scale.  If you do not pass initial inspection, there will be a table set up to make adjustments.  When you have passed the inspection, cars will be moved by the scout to the official race table.  After this point, no cars may be touched until the time of the race, and only by the scout.  No additional lubrication may be done after the car passes the inspection.  During the race, if special circumstances exist, like a car getting dropped or flying off the track, may emergency repairs be made.  This process of weighing all the cars and inspection usually take about 60-90 minutes.

Awards:  Trophies will be awarded for the following:  Top 3 fastest cars using combined average in the Pack.  Other trophies will be awarded for Best in Show, Most Creative, and Best Theme or Most Innovative!  Good luck racers!

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Pine Wood Derby Pack 55 Cub Scouts Official Rules for 2013.docx  

Pack 55 cars from 2011