How much is a pinewood derby track?

Derby Magic Pinewood Derby tracks and timers

1-Lane Split 8-Lane
44 Foot $485 $1675
Drag Racing Option Not Available $890
Die-Cast Option Not Available $200
SOF-Timer Timer Included $525

What shape makes the fastest Pinewood Derby car?

But aerodynamics rule the day, and the best shape is a simple wedge. Just like a spoiler on the rear of a sports car, the wedge shape allows as much air to flow over the top of the car without hinderance while keeping the car pinned to the track.

Is it better to have weight in the front or back of a Pinewood Derby car?

PUT MOST OF THE WEIGHT IN THE BACK Science says the heaviest part of your car should be about 1 inch in front of the rear axle. The idea is that the farther back the weight is, the more potential energy you have because your center of mass is higher up on the track.

What is a good time for a Pinewood Derby car?

Pinewood Derby Results. The average times with just weight added was 3.288 seconds. There was 0.188 seconds between the fastest and slowest car, about 23 inches. The average time was 2.994 seconds, about 44 inches faster than without graphite (0.353 seconds).

What is Pinewood Derby track made of?

The tracks are made from extruded PVC to be durable and lightweight. The lane guides are 1-5/8″ wide and 1/4″ tall to accommodate a standard Pinewood Derby® car using the center guided principle. The lane spacing is 3-7/8″. Each track is shipped in a double wall corrugated box that can be used for storing the track.

What is the Pinewood Derby world record?

The longest Pinewood Derby track is 554.53 m (1,819 ft 3.75 in) and was built by the Boy Scouts of America Mid-America Council (USA) at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park in Ashland, Nebraska, USA on 15 October 2016.

Where does the weight go on a derby car?

Best Location to Weight Your Pinewood Derby Car When deciding on where to weight your car, you should try to reach a final balance point of the car 1 inch or less in front of the rear axle. To achieve this, place 2/5 of the added weight behind the rear axle, and the remaining 3/5 in front of the rear axle.