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PACK 317 2004 PINEWOOD DERBY RULES

ATTACHMENTS: The car must be freewheeling with no starting devices.

AXLE CHANNEL: The channel or groove designed to hold the axle must not be a filled in. judge must be able to inspect the axle. If axles are loose secure them with transparent glue.

AXLES: Only the nails supplied with the kit are permitted. They must be mounted in the wood grooves only. The axles may be glued in place with transparent glue.

DETAILS: Details such as Steering Wheels, Driver Decals, Painting, etc. are permitted as long as these details do not exceed the maximum length, width and weight specifications.

HEIGHT: The bottom of the car must dear the guide strip (3/8 ") on the track.

HUBCAPS: No type of hubcap is permitted. This includes decals.

INSPECTION: Each car must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it may compete. The inspectors will disqualify those cars, which cannot be made to meet these specifications. The race committee will hold cars that pass inspection until the race

JUDGES: The decision of the judges on race day is final. Questions and polite discussion will be allowed up to the point of a decision by the judges. Failure to follow this rule may lead to the disqualification of the car involved by the judges. At the discretion of the judges persons may be ejected from the premises of the race for behavior they deem disruptive.

LENGTH: Overall length shall not exceed 7".

LUBRICATION: Dry Lubrication only is permitted.

NEW CAR: A new car must be built each year.

NOSE OF CAR: The nose must extend beyond the leading edge of the front wheel.

SPRINGING: The car shall not ride on any type of springs or suspension.

WEIGHT: Weight shall not exceed 5.0 ounces (141.75 grams). No loose materials of any kind are permitted in the car. The car may be hollowed out and built up to the maximum weight by the addition of wood or metal provided that it is securely built into the body. Electronic balances will be used for the weight check.

WHEEL BASE: (Length) Length of wheel base (front axle to rear axle) must be within the limits of 4 3/4" maximum and 3 3/4 " minimum.

WHEEL BASE: (inside) Do not make the distance between the left and right wheels narrower than 1 3/4 " or the car will not run down the track.

WHEEL BEARINGS: Bearings, washers, or other types of bushings are NOT permitted.

WHEELS: Only Grand Prix Wheels supplied with the kit may be used. Alterations are not permitted. The shape must remain the same. The plastic flashing may be removed.

WIDTH: Overall width shall not exceed 2 3/4 ".