How much can a pinewood derby car weigh?

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5 ounces.

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How much does the pinewood derby car kit weigh?

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My grandson has built his Pinewood Derby car and all we have is a food scale The weights on the car bring it to 171 grams and it can't weigh more than 5 ounces how does that compare to grams?

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How tall is a pinewood derby car?

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Why isn't there an 8 in your pinewood derby kit?

This is because the staging area on the track between the starting pin and the back end of the track is only suitable for a car that is 7 inches long. If you build your own track, you can extend this area so that your group can race longer cars (such as Pinewood Derby Big Rigs).

What is the difference between a pinewood derby car and a co2 dragster?

There are several differences. CO2 Dragsters (sometimes known as "Blast Cars") are longer and have thinner lighter wheels than Pinewood Derby cars. Also Pinewood Derby cars race using gravity as their only power, while C02 Dragsters use CO2 cartridges to power the car. The standard track size for a Pinewood Derby race is about 32 feet, while the track size area for a C02 Dragster is usually 80 feet or more. C02 Dragsters run on a filament string to guide them down the track, while most Pinewood Derby cars run on a center guide rail. C02 Dragsters usually can only run two cars at the same time due to the starting gates only being designed to accept two cars. Pinewood Derby cars on the average run on a four lane track (I've seen tracks as high as 12 lanes). There are very few C02 Dragster tracks that utilize an electronic finish line, while the majority of Pinewood Derby tracks use an electronic finish line. These are most of the differences between the two cars.