Pinewood Derby

  • Pinewood Derby

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  • We’re bringing the timeless art of racing unmanned miniature cars to CBW!
    The derby will be held in our taproom on Sunday, January 27. Participants must be 21+ and can register in one of the following four categories:

    1) Division 1A: General Admission, Rule Followers
    2) Division 1B: General Admission, Rule Breakers (Modified Cars)
    3) Division 2A: Industry Admission, Rule Followers
    4) Division 2B: Industry Admission, Rule Breakers (Modified Cars)

    Admission is $5.

    Registration will open on Friday, January 4. We’ll post links to register via Eventbrite.

    Car specs:
    Width — 2 3/4″
    Length — 7″
    Weight — Not over 5 ounces
    Width between wheels — 1 3/4″
    Bottom clearance between car and track — 3/8″
    • Wheel bearings, washers and bushings are prohibited.
    • The car shall not ride on springs.
    • Only dry lubricant is permitted.
    • Details, such as steering wheel and driver are permissible as long as these details do not exceed the maximum length, width and weight specifications.
    • The car must be free-wheeling, with no starting devices.
    • Each car must pass inspection, the owner will be informed of the reason for failure.
    • After final approval, cars will not be reinspected unless the car is damaged in handling or in a race.

    Participants can grab supplies from our taproom, or use their own. We’ll have a limited amount of supplies from 6 to 8pm on Thursday, January 17. Either way you’ll have until Friday, January 25 to submit your car.

    It’s all going down at 520 7th Street on Buffalo’s lower west side.

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