Pinewood Derby

The racing event of the year.

Rules and Regulations

Below is a link to view the rules and regulations about this years race and how to build your car.

Check-in and Inspection

Kaw Prairie Community Church
Friday Evening, January 6th, 2023
Time 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Race Day

Kaw Prairie Community Church
Saturday Morning, January 7th, 2023
Time 10:00am

Other Pinewood Derby Information

Friday, January 6th – Inspection & Check-In

On Friday evening between 6pm and 8pm, please bring your completed car to the Kaw Prairie gym.  We will be checking in all cars and they will be going through an inspection.  Once the car passes inspection, it will be turned in and stored for the races that happen the next day.  Check the rules and regulations above to make sure your car is within the guidelines.
If for some reason, a car does not pass inspection, there are a couple of options.  We will have a few tools onsite for you to be able to make minor adjustments to your car to get it within the guidelines.  
If you do not want to make changes, but still want to race, cars that do not pass inspection will still be able to race, but will NOT be able to earn any awards for racing.  
Any cars not turned in by Friday evening will not be qualified for racing awards at the races the next day.


Saturday, January 7th – Race Day

Races will begin at 10:15 am and continue until we have completed all races. All the cars will be visible so everyone can see them, but they cannot be touched except by racing officials.  
There will be additional awards for scouts based on popular vote in several non-racing categories.  So its recommended that everyone show up at 10am, so you can see the cars, cast your votes and enjoy the races.  

Non-Racing Awards

There are 14 different non racing awards that will be given out at the end of the day.  Any racers who win a racing trophy, will not be eligible for a non-racing award.  
Below are the different categories for non racing awards:
  • Best Paint Design
  • Most Futuristic
  • Most Original
  • Most Realistic
  • Fastest Looking Car
  • Most Patriotic
  • Most Unique
  • Funniest Looking Car
  • Most Creative
  • Sportiest Looking Car
  • Most Colorful
  • Best Workmanship
  • Scariest Car
  • Most Detailed