TECH NIGHT- Friday, January 27th 7:00 pm St. Catherine’s gym/all purpose room: This will not be a regular pack meeting. All scouts and additional racers must bring their cars to be weighed and measured on the Pack Scales. Bring your car in a shoe box or Tupperware with your name on it. Once the car conforms, it will be logged in and impounded until the time of the race. Please note, it is very important that you do not use any liquid lube, as it will damage the track, and is against our derby rules!
PINEWOOD DERBY RACE DAY – Saturday, January 28th at 3:00 pm in the Martin J Ryerson auditorium. Races usually run about 2 hours. There will be light snacks and drinks. Craig from RACE MASTERS returns this year to run and announce the races!!! The entire race is run on Race Masters computerized aluminum track. The results return directly to his laptop and he announces the winners of each race on his sound system. The computer calculates the speed of each car in scale mph. One of the fastest Pack 96 speeds is around 208 mph!
Please do not put numbers on your cars, but bring them with you to Tech Night. Your car number will be decided by “Race Masters”, the folks that run the races. The numbers have been programmed into their computer software along with the scout’s name. We will put your numbers on the cars at Tech Night. If you can’t make Tech Night, we will have an abbreviated car weigh in at 2:30pm on Saturday, January 28th before the race.
PARENT/SIBLING RACE: As in years past, anyone that would like to build and race a Pinewood Derby car can also do so, and you will be entered into a separate race. Respond to this email if you will be participating as a non-scout entry so we can have your info prior to the event.
AWARDS: This year the scouts could win awards for:
The fastest car in each rank (Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos I, Webelos II)
The three (3) fastest cars in the Pack
Most Original Design
…and of course, Best Cub Scout Theme
Your vote determines the winners in the last three categories. Ballots will be on hand for you to cast your vote for each category. Look for the Gold voting box to hand in your ballots near the PITSTOP.
Every scout will receive a 2017 Pinewood Derby patch for participating to display on their red patch vest!
We look forward to another great event!