Frequently Asked Pinewood Derby National Championship Questions

Who is invited to race? Do I have to win my Pinewood Derby district race to come?

Anyone and everyone is more than welcome to race.

How much does it cost to race?

The cost is $10 per car.

What is the track length?

This year we are racing on a 4 lane 42′ Best Track!  The official track of www.pinewoodderbyracing.com.  It is as nice as any track in the USA!

Is there an SCOUT classification for this race?

YES! Scouts from the ages of 6 to 16 will compete in their own groups. There are 2 Scout classes to choose from.

Do I have to race in all the classes?

No. Compete in the classes you are most comfortable racing in.

Is there a prize for the overall winner?

We will crown class champions but we will also crown the overall National Champion that turns out the best performance in all the classes.

Can I relube my Pinewood Derby car during the race?

NO. Nothing can be done to the cars once they have gone through tech in.

Is there a show division?


Can I test my Pinewood Derby car before the race?

The main track will not be available for tuning on race day. Please arrive with your cars ready to race!

Is it safe to ship a car and how do I do it?

It is very safe and simple to ship cars.  League racers race by proxy every month.  The most affordable and simple way I have found to ship a car can be purchased at www.derbydad4hire.com. Click here to see how to build a shipping box.

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