Pinewood Derby League Car Kit- Model A Entry Level

After many requests, we now offer a few proven designs of league racing cars.  These cars are designed after all the adult pinewood derby racing leagues.  Tech’s at Derby Dust have packaged lightweight wafer cars with aerodynamic fins to reduce drag.  This entry level league car is a great start at getting that needed advantage in a competitive track.

What’s in the Pinewood Derby League Car Kit

This entry level league kit comes with all the needed things to make a quick and easy car.  Installation is a breeze because we deigned it that way.   Fins, pre-shaped car body, wheelbase, axles, and wheels of choice based on your pack’s rule set.  This kit is ready to roll with a little bit of work from your scout.  Laser cut, cnc polished race ready axles, and lathed turn wheel will get you the speeds needed to compete for placing.

Aerodynamic Fins (Areo Fins)

All league cars have areo fins to reduce air drag caused by the wheels.  When .001″ matters, this is a quick way to gain that.  Each balsa fin section is 2 parts in order to give proper track clearance.  We made them this to ensure that first time builders give will not have “fin rub” on the track as you are rail riding.  This method ensures that everyone can make Pinewood Derby League Car right the first time.  You will need to glue them together with glue of choice.  We like Elmer’s white glue.  Made with balsa wood, as such these fins are very light in weight and density, thus can easily be sanded and shaped to desired finish.  Overall thickness of each fin is 3/8″ when added to the 1.75″ body give is a total overall thickness of 2.5″ in width.

Pinewood Derby League Car - Model A

2 part fins gives 1/8″ clearance from body

Model A League Car Body

Model A League Car body is a 1/4″ wafer plank made from kiln dried pondersoa pine which will have 2 pockets on the underside in front / behind the rear axle for proper final weight adjustments.  Available in BSA Slot or BSA Drilled wheelbases.  Model A League Car Body is not offered in Extended wheelbase.  Setup for the car can be run as a rail rider, straight shooter, 3 or 4 wheels touching.

Weight Options for Model A League Car Body

Two weight options for this body include the flat canopy or tungsten cubes. The flat canopy has a incredible low profile with a total height less than 3/16″!  it sits on top of the car. If tungsten cubes are chosen, the body will have 2 weight pockets to ensure fastest possible COG underneath the car which will be covered with 2 veneer strips of wood.

Model A car might NOT be the best car for your track or build level.  Please take in account how comfortable you are with PWD knowledge prior to purchasing.  Parts are there, the setup and build is what will finish the race.  As always we offer many upgrades in axle polishing, and wheel weights and finishes as your pack allows.  For those that like to DIY, please check out our line of racing lubes and polishing.   

As always if you have any questions, please TEXT or Email us.