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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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200 Comments on Video of a super-fast pinewood derby track

  1. theflyingace // January 24, 2009 at 2:08 pm // Reply

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

  2. wow pretty fast

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

  4. Helpful hint on building your car.

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

  5. That was a very steep track!

  6. That was very cool!

  7. ALL YOU GUYS THAT DID THAT:WHAT IS THE MPG ON YOUR CAR

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

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

  10. 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

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