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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.

More pinewood derby fun:

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

  1. i feel sorry for the super slow cars the kids who made it must have been crying their eyes out

  2. that was freaken awsome

  3. THAT WAS FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. that kid that was racing the cars was slow.

  5. Thats FAST & COOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. probably over 5 oz.

  7. if you read this comment please give me some ideas on derby cars

  8. i wish my car went that fast

  9. I have made faster cars

  10. GrandPrix[AWANA Version Of Pinewood Derby]Winner // April 4, 2013 at 3:54 pm // Reply

    WOW! Fast Cars! That Car At The End Was VERY Slow

  11. The grumpy cat // March 21, 2013 at 6:49 pm // Reply

    They are missing one thing with that track.Actually its missing two.ONE:It needed to be made of TEH IRONZ! TWO:It needed to be on fire.

  12. that was cool

  13. That was the fastest cars in the world

  14. At the end that car was slow!

  15. That was amazing

  16. that last car at the end of the video was pretty darn slow!

  17. never seen a track that long

  18. Even though I’m a boy scout I wish I knew how to make one.

  19. squirrel lover // July 21, 2012 at 1:55 pm // Reply

    I LOVED IT!!! ^ :D :P

  20. squirrel lover // July 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm // Reply

    THAT WAS SO COOL :)

  21. WOW! i never saw the old Derbey Track it was sooooooooo coooooooool! i love that :)

  22. That was hilarious when the finish was like this.
    1! 2! 3! waiting waiting……. 4!
    lol :)

  23. fastaslightning // March 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm // Reply

    i had the fastest car in all of ohio, but mine was only about 1/2 as fast as those cars:( that track is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • The grumpy cat // March 21, 2013 at 6:51 pm // Reply

      Are you sure it was the fastest?I’ve seen a few that were as fast as the ones in the video who’s existence was never documented.And they were only on a normal wooden track.

  24. I’m speachless. wow.

  25. How could those guys do that thing with the 1 story high track?!?!?!?!

  26. It blowed me away

  27. my car was that fast i had the fastest car in my pack my pack had 200 people now i am a boy scout but i do not understand why boy scouts do not have a pinewood derbys to.

  28. it has to be awsom

  29. I’ve got three firsts,one second,and one third!

  30. WOW! I didn’t know wooden cars could go that fast!AWESOME!

  31. That was awesome!!!…and FAST! :D

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