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 [...]
Ready to improve the speed of your fast Pinewood Derby car? There are several things you can do to improve the speed but we would recommend you start with adding weight to your Derby Car. Your car will move quicker down the race track if you use the maximum amount allowed in pinewood derby car weights. [...]
When building your Pinewood Derby car, never wait to add weights! However, the process is more complex than it might seem at first. Failing to take the right steps could mean the difference between winning the race, and crossing the finish line a split second after the fastest car. Here are some helpful tips for [...]
Tungsten is no doubt the best material for Pinewood Derby weight for several reasons. Advantages: 1.7 times heavier than lead 3.2 times heavier than zinc Extremely dense allowing you to place a lot of weight in smaller areas Allows for more flexibility with center of gravity (COG) placement Available in a variety of shapes and [...]
I am now very happy to announce the availability of 1/8″ tungsten cubes (0.125″ x 0.125″ x 0.125″) The small cubes will come in very handy when looking for smaller weigh increments and squeezing weight into extremely tight spots.
Where should you place the weight in your Pinewood Derby car? Good question. The pinewood weight placement will have a huge effect on your car’s center of gravity (COG). The center of gravity of your pinewood derby car is the distance that the balance point of the car is in front of the rear axles. [...]