AWANA® Pinewood Derby Car Kit
*2023-2024 AWANA has changed their wheel manufacturing process. Wheels are made from a different type of material, wheels are made with a different type of mold, Wheels are have no mold numbers. Wheels are not manufactured with same tolerances as before.
They are in my opinion a cheaper made wheel with costs increased by 25%. In order to make up for waste, I will have to charge an extreme amount now for a set of wheels as only 1-2 wheels are good in each set purchased causing my costs almost $15 a set to procure as 75% of the wheels are not up to my par for machining.
In Pinewood Derby, derbies are quite simple. Every racer crafts a car using standard derby car kit. The cars will then be raced down the sloped wood or the aluminum track. There are no motors, only gravity in achieving top speed or maybe about 15 or 20 miles per hour during the long run. For a more fun and engaging experience, you might need to invest in AWANA® Pinewood Derby Car Kit. The derby car kit includes blocks that are 7” in length.
AWANA® is widely known as the registered trademark of the Awana Clubs International. This Pinewood derby car kit is Awana Clubs Grand-Prix compliant Pinewood derby car. Before making a purchase, check on your local regulations and rules. In case you are unsure about the terminologies, send email to the manufacturers. The AWANA® Pinewood Derby Car Kit needs to be assembled before this becomes ready to race.
This kit will not take much of your time and effort because this is easy to install kit with all the necessary tools needed. This is ready to paint and ready for racing or trail riding. The AWANA® Pinewood Derby Car Kit is what you need for a more exciting and engaging Pinewood derby car kit experience.
Aside from the right tools and kits, Pinewood Derby Car races are also about technology, physics and human factor. These add fun and passion to the mix. Aside from focusing on Pinewood Derby Car Kits, you also need to take a closer on how the race cars are made, the rules of the race and more.
AWANA® Car Kit Specs:
- Car body weighted to around 4.3oz (very close to 5oz total with weights and axles)
- Polished, tapered, Race ready axles (bent available)
- Race Ready Wheels prepped to your choice
- Tungsten Putty provided for final weight
- Foil Tape provided to cover weight hole
- Wheelbase of choice
- Gap Gauge
Tech Tips for Derby Car Kit
Rial Riding — comes with 3x 2.5 degree axles, 1x 1.5 degree axle. 2.5 for the rears, and your choice of steer. Use the remaining axle with bend pointed in the up direction to make it a 3 wheel rider. 4-wheel riders, visit here
For tuning: a treadmill or tuning board, axle pliers. Optional- get the axles slotted for adjustments with a flathead screw driver.
Tuning: Please Youtube. Our method or someone else. There are many methods with nearly same results. Choose what best suits you, but you will have to tune.