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Apr 16, 2016
District Pinewood Derby; Southern Trails

Holiday Dodge Invitational Pinewood Derby Race!




2905 West Oakland Avenue in Austin


It's Fun!  It's Frantic!  It's Pinewood Derby Racing!

Race Details

  • All cars, including those in open class, must be made this year
  • Top four winners in each class, including open class, will receive trophy
  • Trophies awarded after each class has completed racing
  • Multiple trophies will NOT be awarded to one individual
  • Pre-registration is not needed for the event but all cars must be inspected before racing
  • Cub Scout must be present to win
  • Winners are selected by the individual fastest time, and not an average of times recorded on each lane
  • Disqualified racers may not race in open class
  • Scout may make and race multiple cars as long as the car was made this year

Schedule of Events

Tiger Cubs

  • 9:30 a.m. Weigh and inspect cars
  • 9:50 a.m. Race

Wolf Cubs

  • 9:50 a.m. Weigh and inspect cars
  • 10:10 a.m. Race

Bear Cubs

  • 10:10 a.m. Weigh and inspect cars
  • 10:30 a.m. Race

Webelos 1 and 2

  • 10:30 a.m. Weigh and inspect cars
  • 10:50 a.m. Race

Open Class

  • 10:50 a.m. Weigh and inspect cars
  • 11:10 a.m. Race

For complete rules click 2016 Pinewood Derby Flier - Rules.pdf

Questions please contact District Executive Reg Nelson at 612-210-2373 or [Click for member's page]


All Scouts are also invited to participate in a pack pinewood derby race prior to participating in the Holiday Dodge Invitational.  Pack leaders should contact Jean McDermott  to arrange for date and time of preliminary event.  This is a great opportunity to test run your car.  Participation in the preliminary race is NOT required to participate in the Holiday Dodge Invitational.

Packs with less than 20 participants will choose time slot #1 and two packs will race that evening.  Packs with more than 20 participants will reserve the entire night and have everyone check-in at 5:30 p.m.

Race nights are

  • Monday, April 4
  • Thursday, April 7
  • Monday, April 11
  • Thursday, April 14

Session #1 times

  • 5:30 p.m. check-in
  • 6 p.m. race

Session #2 times

  • 6 p.m. check-in
  • 6:30 p.m. race