Pinewood Derby

February 26, 2022

Derby Chairmen:

Michael Harrelson, [email protected]
Scott Schnegelberger, [email protected]

Online Registration:

Open until February 19, 2022, 11:59pm EDT in order to allow for award lead time.  PDF certificates will be emailed the day of weigh-in for those registered by the deadline.  Due to COVID-19, there will be no late registration this year.

Inspection and Weigh-In:

Friday night prior to race day —  February 25, 2022 6:00PM to 8:30PM

2022 Location:
  Triangle Town Center mall              Google Maps code: 
  5959 Triangle Town Blvd.                                                 Raleigh, NC
  Raleigh, NC  27616

The Derby rules have been updated for 2022Please read all the rules regarding height, weight, length, wheelbase and construction methods.  Just because the car was “OK” in your Unit race does not mean that it will pass inspection at the District level.

Race Time:

Saturday, February 26, 2022; the event will begin promptly at 10:00am Eastern with an opening ceremony followed by the individual race heats for the Speed competition, then the Craftsmanship and Originality competitions and wrap up with the Grand Finals and conclude with a final Awards Ceremony.

Racers not checked in by 8:30 PM Friday, February 25 will be removed from the heat schedules.


Will follow the last heat of the Grand Finals race.


The District Derby will continue to use Competitions based on rank. Divisions are made up of all Scouts in these rank groupings:
  • Lions/Tigers (Combined)
  • Wolf/Bear Combined)
  • Webelos/Arrow of Light (Combined)


Craftsmanship, Originality & Speed
Each competition will have a 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winner for each division.  The 1st place Speed winners of each division will compete for an overall Top Speed Trophy.  Each car can only be entered in one type of competition and this will be determined by the Unit prior to registration.

  • It is required by the Derby Committee to have Cub Scouts’ cars registered at the primary Inspection and Weigh-In on Friday evening so that race software, judging sheets and participation certificates can be completed before race day, thus eliminating registration bottleneck, technical issues the day of the race and ensuring a quality program for the event.
  • Each unit is expected to provide at least one volunteer for race day activities and to facilitate the return of participant vehicles and any awards to their respective units.  These volunteers should arrive by 9:00 AM.
  • The Unit Cubmaster or their designate has responsibility to ensure that all of their Pack entrants’ cars are registered and impounded at Inspection/Weigh-In Friday night, February 25.
  • Complete 2022 District Derby rules (including updates related to COVID-19) are posted here:

    2022 North Star District Derby Rules-FINAL