Top 5 Pinewood Derby Fails & How to Avoid Them

Derby Monkey 1 - General Pinewood Derby Tips, 4 - Pinewood Derby Axles, 5 - Pinewood Derby Lubrication, 6 - Pinewood Derby Weight

Anyone who’s ever competed in a Pinewood Derby race knows the fun and excitement that comes from building and tuning up what they hope will be a winning racer and then finding out if all the effort put into the project actually pays off. While winning isn’t everything, it certainly beats losing! It’s our hope that each derby racer builds …

What is the best Pinewood Derby Lube?

Derby Monkey 5 - Pinewood Derby Lubrication

What is the best Pinewood Derby Lube?   Every derby racer wants to know what is the best and fastest Pinewood Derby lubrication.   The best lubrication may or may not be legal for any particular race.  The BSA does not have a standard set of rules that must be followed by all scout packs.  So, lubrications rules may vary …

How Can You Make Your Pinewood Derby Car Go Faster?

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When creating your Pinewood Derby Car, do you have the need for speed? While there’s nothing wrong with having a car that looks flashy, the ultimate goal is to win the race. Here are some helpful tips to make your Pinewood Derby Car as fast as possible: 1. Minimize friction. This is unquestionably the most important step for designing a …

Lubricating Your Pinewood Derby Car

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Lubricating,Pinewood,Derby,Car During the race the wheel hubs will rub on the axles. This unwanted friction contact cannot be avoided. However, if you have properly repaired and polished your axles and hub bores then this friction is reduced. But even that is not enough.We must thoroughly lubricate all friction points before putting on the wheels. Your scout rules will probably require …

Pinewood Graphite

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What is the best pinewood graphite to use on your Pinewood Derby Car? There is an array of Pinewood Derby car lubricants available.  Each makes a specific claim and most can products facts to back their point of view.  Pinewood graphite is the most used lube.  That is probably because almost all Cub Scout packs only allow a dry lubricant …