The Pinewood Derby is two weeks away. The two dates you need to be aware of are:
Wednesday, January 21 – Car Clinic (details below)
Saturday, January 24 – Race Day (details below)
All scouts must wear their Class A (blue uniform) to race. Dues must be paid for all scouts before the race (they were due in September). We just had to pay the national registration fee for all the scouts. If there is an issue with either of these please let me know as soon as possible, we want everyone to race.
We need your help at the Pinewood Derby, yes this means you. The team needs some help Wednesday night at the car clinic doing simple checks on cars and supporting the pit area and also Saturday morning getting everything setup. If you can help please contact Brett ( email@example.com / 303-514-6941).
Please make an effort to come to the car clinic on Wednesday. This lets us get all the cars registered so the racing software can be setup, we know how cars to expect so we can get an accurate schedule and keeps things running smoothly on race day. If you are unable to make it to the car clinic Wednesday please let us know.
The Pinewood Derby race is Saturday January 24 at the Eldorado K-8 Cafetorium. Check-in starts at 11:00 am (10:30am if you missed the Car Clinic on Wednesday) and races start at 12:00 pm. Lunch is not provided at the race so please eat before you arrive or bring some food.
Parents and siblings can enter cars in the open class race (all the same rules apply).
Additional cars kits are available for a sibling, yourself, or if you just need another block of wood to cut up. They are $5 each and available to pick up in a tote at 3337 Opal Lane.
The rules and more details are online: http://superiorscouts.com/wp/resources/pinewood-derby/
Do not paint over the stamp on the bottom of the car. There must be at least one inch of the stamp visible at check-in or the car will be disqualified. Contact us before you panic about this.
Cars can race without the builder present. The race schedule will be sent out next week, but we plan on racing by rank starting with Tigers. Please come by and drop your car off during race day check-in or plan to arrive about 30 minutes prior to your race time to get your car checked-in (in case we are running faster than expected).
10:30: am: Check-In for cars that missed the Car Clinic on Wednesday
11:00 am: Open for Check-In
12:00 pm: Races Start
4:00 pm: Clean up and pack up
The Car Clinic/Check-In will be held Wednesday, January 21 at Eldorado K-8 in the Cafeteria. The goal is to get each car registered and ensure it meets all of the race requirements. The closer each car is to completion, the quicker the check in will go. If there are major modifications such as weight reduction, scouts and their adult partner should expect to be there longer, otherwise the process goes fairly quick. All cars need to go to the Wednesday night check-in/clinic to get registered and ensure they meet all the rules. This let’s us focus on racing on race day. Open Class racers may check-in at any point during the clinic. A tune-up area will also be available on Wednesday night for any last minute modifications that may need to be made. Remember that cars will go through an inspection again at race day check-in prior to being impounded for races.
In order to minimize chaos, let’s try to stick to the following schedule.
Tiger Check-In: 6:30-6:45 pm
Wolf Check-In: 6:45-7:00 pm
Bear Check-In: 7:00-7:15 pm
Girl Scout Check-In: 7:15-7:30 pm
WB 1 Check-In: 7:30-7:45 pm
WB2 Check-In: 7:45-8:00 pm
You will need to get a card and check in at each of the three stations and then take your card to the final station to receive your race number. You can do the first three stations in any order.
Station 1 – Identification: Pack 278 Stamp / Scout Name / Den (bottom of the car)
Station 2 – Inspection: Size / Track Clearance / Wheel & Axle / General Inspection
Station 3 – Weight
Station 4 – Registration/Number