Palmtree Derby at Old Soul Brewing May 4 2019

Pinewood Derby Racing

Pinewood Derby Racing
Saturday, May 4, 2019 ~ 6-11pm

Old Soul Brewing - Fort Myers, FL
No Entry Fee - Open Party

Palmtree Derby Rules

Don't be lazy; make a 2019 car.
Only official Boy Scout Pinewood Derby kits ( chassis, axels, 4 wheels ) will be racing.
D.I.Y. modification of standard equipment is nearly unlimited - NO import parts.
CAR shall not exceed - 5.0 ounces weight; 7 inches length; 2 3/4 inches wide.

pinewood derby kit example

Clearly numbered  1 - 999. #1 is reserved for last year's champion.
Dry carbon lubrication only.
No pointy / dangerous add-ons.

Each car must pass registration and official inspections.
Do not touch someone else's car.
No Drinks on, over, near - track! - race car parking lot! - pit stop!
Be ready to roll, the evening will go by faster than your cars!

Pinewood Derby Race

Race Format

Each Driver/Car is required to participate in 3, self-scheduled challenges to qualify for top prizes.
CHALLENGE RACE: best of 2 'tough luck' heats, back-to-back in different lanes = Win, Lose or Draw.

KEYWORD MINI-CHAMPIONSHIPS: find a shared design element or personal association and race for an instant title. Special 'Host Sponsored' (prize) keyword challenges will be announced. TEAM CHAMPION: keyword requirement for each team.

Win 3 races and advance to the FINALS.

Speed Champion - Ted trophy

*** SPEED CHAMPION *** Finals are bracket based elimination.

*** PEOPLE'S CHOICE *** Great Car, Costume & Chat.

PIT STOP is always open during regular racing hours. Finalists have restrictions.
This is a: show up early, stay to the end, kind of event. Saturday, 6 - 11 pm.

Pinewood Derby Party at Old Soul Brewing

DRIVER'S WANTED - May 4, 2019

DRIVER'S OATH: "Run fast, be kind." - Dr Who

Build a new car, make a costume, join a team! SMACK TALK the audience into cheers or jeers!!!
RED CARPET INTERVIEW - immediately following registration.

SPEED CHAMPION 2019 - Win 3 challenge races and advance to Finals elimination bracket.

The glory of being Speed Champion 2015

PEOPLE'S CHOICE 2019 - Great Costume, Car & Chat.
You: dressed to the 9s, Your car: turned up to 11, Total package: a perfect 10.

BEST COUPLE 2019 - Head-to-head versus head-to-head racing. Race a pair of themed cars against each other & other pairs simultaneously in this SPONSORED KEYWORD MINI-CHAMPIONSHIP.

B.M/W.O.C. 2019 - Big Man/Woman On Campus school pride #$-KMC.
Don't ever say that degree is worthless again. Student loan status does not affect eligibility.

TEAMS w THEMES - 3 or more drivers with a shared theme / costume. Race for TEAM CHAMPION before the track formally opens at 7pm. Counts as an official win towards finals. Team ranking will be helpful during the planning of challenge races. Teams can include couples.

Due to a fantastic early response, registration may be limited. Please start making a car 1st.
In order to maintain our NO ENTRY FEE policy:
  'most likely to be entertaining' NOT 'first come' will populate the field of play.

Palmtree Derby Vyd party

Palmtree Derby Rules & Race Format Enter Palmtree Derby
Palmtree Derby graphics for 2019
Palmtree Derby official Officials Palmtree Derby 2014-2018 Palmtree Derby videos on YouTube

Kits are available at Boy Scout HQ (just down the street from Old Soul Brewing)
or some art supply stores starting at $5.