Pinewood Derby

Video of a super-fast pinewood derby track

Cub Scouts competing in a pinewood derby in Indiana last January didn’t get to see much of the action.

The giant track made the cars zip by so fast, you could only hear them.

The Crossroads of America Council built the track inside the Indiana State Museum. The track was more than two stories tall and 125 feet long — almost as long as a Boeing 737 airplane.

Use the above player to watch video from the race and check out the article in the December 2008 issue of Boys’ Life magazine for more details.

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Comments about “Video of a super-fast pinewood derby track”

  1. e man says:

    coll that was asome

  2. poiu says:


  3. tony hawks says:


  4. pinewoodman says:


  5. big mac says:

    i wish i had that cart

  6. albert says:

    why don’t you have pack 11’s pinewood derby

  7. PANTHERSFAN17 says:

    Thats crazy fast

  8. Monkeys says:

    That was pretty fast dude.

  9. theflyingace says:

    the way those cars zoom by.that is so…so…AWESOME!!!!:)

  10. hut says:

    wow pretty fast

  11. fred says:

    cool! i make a car every year,and race it on a track that my old pack had and put up every year.

  12. Briski says:

    Helpful hint on building your car.

    Use Graphite paste on the wheels and axel. Less friction ensures top speed

  13. Tom says:

    That was a very steep track!

  14. Tom says:

    That was very cool!

  15. tjhawk says:


  16. Yes says:

    That has to get on t.v.!!!

  17. Zac says:

    That was awsome!!!Wens it going to start?I think I’m going to be first place!!!(#1)

  18. packtrainer says:

    WOW talk about adding some pizzazz to a pwd event you did it. Maybe all PWD Chairpeople will take notice on a way to add something to a PWD

  19. eats says:

    i did that just today!so fun!

  20. SUPERMAN 21946 says:

    That was fast!I beat you that if it was my car.I could of beat them.

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  22. Andyman says:

    That was my car up there and it came in first.

  23. kiddo3027 says:

    I used to do that when i was in Cub Scouts

  24. jsm906 says:

    I could easily see them.

  25. three sword says:

    wow those cars are FAST. Good design and terrific coloristic fantastic job. What did you do with them to make go fast? Answer me back!

  26. joey d says:

    wow that is the best track for top speed

  27. dudeawesome2009! says:

    jackknife..Miles Per Gallon? dont you mean Miles Per Hour? MPH?

  28. Shadow says:

    i want 1 of those ramps in my derby!!! :o

  29. buddy says:

    i thought that that was fast.

  30. Jacknife says:

    Whats the mpg on those

  31. stecool says:

    Wow!I still saw them, though…

  32. billybobjoe says:

    they were all slow, i could beat that

  33. brandon speed says:

    The cars whent so fast that it was like a lighting bolt coming out of the sky!

  34. g says:

    they went super fast!!!!!

  35. jzjolly says:

    any tips on building you pine wood car?

  36. Bob says:

    Hi, that sounds cool.

  37. itsmeleavitt says:

    them cars need a radar gun

  38. Trevty1995 says:

    That is awesome! Maybe I can see one of those if they do it again!

  39. Zolacolor says:

    That is cool!!! I love the lazer at the end that counts the cars! On some I could almost not see them!

  40. superbob says:

    I really want to send one of my cars down that track!!!!!

  41. Wowwee says:

    It only seemed fast when they went by you, but still, they were really fast though so it was really cool and awesome.

  42. JEB says:

    I do that every YEAR!

  43. Scouter In HI says:

    WOWWEE!!! That’s fast!!!

  44. Dave says:

    dude!!! that like 50mph!!!! they shoud have a ramp.

  45. Jman says:

    That is AWESOME!! That would be cool to have a track that big!

  46. Camoron says:

    They were Super Fast! You couldn’t see so Well!

  47. THX 1138 (jonbuddy) says:


  48. snakedragon says:

    in a two story mall though water

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