Pack 315 Pinewood Derby Rules


All cars must pass inspection to qualify for the race. Once a car passes inspection, no more modifications may be made.  

  1. The car weight shall not exceed 5.0 ounces. The official race scale shall be considered final.

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

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

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

  5. The car must have 3/8” clearance underneath the body.

  6. The wheelbase of the car and the axle locations may not be altered from the ones provided with the kit.

  7. The wood provided in the kit must be used. The block may be shaped any way that is desired.

  8. The wheels must be like those supplied with the kit. They may be replaced with the colored ones sold at the Scout shop which are identical to the ones provided in the kit.

  9. The wheel axles provided in the kit must be used. They may be sanded and polished.

  10. Only dry lubricants, such as graphite, may be used on the axles and wheels.

  11. No loose material of any kind, such as lead shot, may be used.

  12. The car must have been newly built this year and not be from a previous year.