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Video of a super-fast pinewood derby track

Cub Scouts competing in a pinewood derby in Indiana 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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25 Comments on Video of a super-fast pinewood derby track

  1. they should make a HUMONGOUS track down the empire state building and see how it goes

  2. MY CAR GOT 1st.

  3. :mrgreen: Cool!

  4. nintendocool // February 28, 2009 at 9:43 am // Reply

    that track is so cool I cant even tell you how fast it went!

  5. Quarter(COURTNEY) // February 27, 2009 at 4:09 pm // Reply

    I’m the sister of a cub scout who will be having his 1st race in a couple weeks. I think it looks fun!

  6. nice video

  7. this year one car was so fast and it came off the track and then one car hit another car

  8. that was cool! I’ve never seen until now how fast model cars can go on a track like that.

  9. amazing

  10. i won first place in my pinewood derby.

  11. bras monkey or koko // February 19, 2009 at 4:09 pm // Reply

    I like formila one cars! so make more

  12. woah!!! that was awesome!!

  13. awesome dude!!!

  14. woah!!!! that was awsome!!

  15. darth hoffman // February 11, 2009 at 6:09 pm // Reply

    mine could go twice as fast i won champ 5 years

  16. I thihk from watching that makes me feel like I should do th derby this year!!!!!

  17. That was totally awesome!

  18. That was so cool!!!

  19. That was so cool!!!

  20. harry plopper // February 3, 2009 at 3:50 pm // Reply

    mine could go F A S T E R !!!!!!

  21. i won 9th place in the pinewood derby

  22. That was an awesome track!

  23. i saw the derby race track in a boys life mag. but i had no clue they went that fast!!!! by the way how do thay stop those cars? they look like they are going suppper fast?!?!?!?

  24. I can’t wait for my first derby race!!! im so excited.

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