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The most complete source for pinewood derby speed tips and techniques on the market today!

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Speed to the Finish!

Pinewood Derby Speed Tips and Car Design Guidelines


Car Design Guidelines 1010
Speed to the Finish

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You can have the secrets of the experts right now with immediate download!

Whether you are involved in a Pinewood Derby® race through Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts, an Awana Grand Prix, or a similar race through Royal Rangers, Indian Guides, Christian Service Brigade, or another organization, Speed to the Finish! (formerly Car Construction Guidelines) version 12.0 provides all you need to know to turn your car design into a winner. The booklet provides you with:
  • The key secrets to building a winning pinewood derby car

  • Preparing the wheels and axles for top speed

  • Proper car weighting

  • The most complete list of speed tips available today

  • Includes the popular Rail Riding alignment technique.

  From Randy:
"I originally developed this booklet for use by participants at our local race, and only included those tips and techniques that have been tested and time-proven to work. I have maintained that philosophy right up through the current (12th) edition, so you can be confident in the speed tips and techniques contained in the booklet".
The twelfth edition - updated for the 2011-2012 season - includes a new format, as well as additional speed tips.

The table of contents for Speed to the Finish! is shown here.


INTRODUCTION
TO THE ADULT
CAR SPECIFICATIONS
STEPS TO BUILDING A PINE DERBY CAR
PREPARING AXLE SLOTS OR HOLES
EXTENDING THE WHEELBASE
FIVE KEYS TO SPEED
KEY 1 - WEIGHTING THE CAR
KEY 2 - AERODYNAMICS
KEY 3 - PART 1 - WHEEL PREPARATION
KEY 3 - PART 2 - AXLE PREPARATION
KEY 4 - LUBRICATION
KEY 5 - WHEEL ALIGNMENT
CAR PAINTING/DECORATING TIPS
ADDITIONAL SPEED TIPS
TECHNIQUES TO AVOID
TIME SCHEDULE
TIME TRIALS
TROUBLESHOOTING
SCIENCE BACKGROUND
SPECIALTY TOOLS AND SUPPLIES
ABOUT THE AUTHOR


To make sure you have all the information you need to build a winning car, select one of our Package Deals (a car plan booklet and Speed to the Finish!). And don't forget Weighting Material and Speed Supplies, and Decals.

Car Design Guidelines 1010
Speed to the Finish

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$6.90
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