Pinewood Derby Pinewood Derby Champions

To win the Pinewood derby, you've got to know what you're doing.... and the losers, they have no idea what happend.
Take all mystery out of winning.... You will KNOW why you've won, and why others lost

Pinewood Derby Car Designs   |   Pinewood Derby Axles   |  Pinewood Derby Lubrication  |  Pinewood Derby Weight  |  Pinewood Derby Tools  |  Pinewood Derby Speed Tips



What works for us:

2000 grit sand paper then
2500 grit then
3000 then
4000 then
6000 then
8000 then
12000 grit sand paper

The boys can do the sanding while the dad holds the drill
we look at our axles with a micro scope


Pinewood derby Supplies

One of many trophies

12.006 seconds in 4 races
3.0015 second average
An amazing time on a 42ft. Best Track



Pinewood Derby Essentials

John Jobe's
Huge Pinewood Derby Book
John Jobe's
Amazing Pinewood Derby Lectures


Go here to order fast wheels


Here is our 2009 trophy in the Sunhawk District (Las Vegas, NV)  where the 5 fastest cars were all from our pack and using the same principals.


My boys did every step on these cars.  One key to making a FAST Pinewood Derby car is having the right tools and teaching your boys how to use them safely.

My son Turner won

My son Tate won our pack