Pinewood Derby Entry

American Carbon Pinewood Derby Challenge 2024

When: Request your kit NOW, and return it postage paid no later than February 10, 2024
How: Build a pinewood derby car within the rules listed below
Where:  Races will be live streamed and on demand.  Cars will be on display at AMPP Annual Conference 2024 in New Orleans at American Carbon’s booth 1721
Scoring: Cars will be raced one run on each of five tracks and the lowest cumulative time for all run will be crowned the Champion.
Best in Show: A design Champion will be awarded to the car deemed to be the best overall design from an aesthetic and performance perspective.
The Rusty Nut Award: This award will be given to the car that best exemplifies the Cathodic Protection industry.


  1. Width shall not exceed 2.75 inches.
  2. Length shall not exceed 7 inches.
  3. The front of the car must be at least 1.5” wide and centered (our track may cause false starts and hangups if there is a point at the front).
  4. Weight shall not exceed 5 ounces.
  5. Axles, wheels, and body shall be from the materials provided in the kit. Any components may be used.
  6. Wheel bearings, washers, and bushings are prohibited encouraged so long as there is a 0.375” x 1.75”clearance under the bottom of the car.
  7. No lubricating oils may be used. At your request, ACC will use a powdered graphite to lubricate all axles before racing at your request (it is kind of our specialty).
  8. The car shall not may ride on any kind of spring.
  9. The car must be free-wheeling, no starting device or propulsion system.
  10. No loose materials of any kind are allowed on or in the car.
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