Pinewood League Car Kit – Model A
After many requests, we now offer a few proven designs of Pinewood League Car Kit. These cars are designed after all the adult pinewood derby racing leagues. An entry level car with high performance parts.
This car is ready for HIGH speeds. Tech’s at Derby Dust have packaged a lightweight wafer car with aerodynamic fins to reduce drag. Available with a low profile lead weight topper or tungsten for ultimate push. 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 designed it that way. Fins, pre-shaped car body, wheelbase, competitive racing speed 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 (Aero Fins)
All league cars have aero 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 will not have “fin rub” on the track as you are rail riding. This method ensures that everyone can make a 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 given a total overall thickness of 2.5″ in width.
Model A League Car Body
Model A League Car body is a 1/4″ wafer plank made from kiln dried ponderosa 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 an incredibly 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 the 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.
Pinewood League Car Kit – Model A Includes:
- Pre-cut car body in BSA axle slot or Drilled BSA Distance
- Diamond polished axles
- Model A Aerodynamic Fender Kit
- Derby Dust® Lightly Lathed Wheels
- Flat Lead Topper
- Gap Gauge
- #44 Drill bit
- Small weight ballast to bring to 5 oz weight after painting
- Strip of Foil tape to cover any exposed weight on the underside
- Sample Tube of Derby Dust® Dry Lube
- Written instructions with YouTube hand’s on reference.
Customers choose custom parts according to their pack rules such as:
- Polished speed axles
- Rail Riding Axles
- Lightweight pinewood speed wheels
- Tungsten weights
- Wheel bore polishing
- Pre-painted Primed Body
Our Pinewood Derby League Car – Model A comes with either precision cut cnc axle slots or precision drilled axle holes drilled with the Goat Boy Drill Station.
Kits with axle slots are always fully BSA compliant with all pack rules.
Please check your pack rules before purchasing a car body with drilled axle holes.