• FEBUARY 25, 2018 SUNDAY RACE DAY!!!!

     

     

    POWDER PUFF

    GIRL SCOUTS
    PINEWOOD DERBY!

     

    Car Build Kits Are Still Available!!

     

    Save The Date November will be our next seasons Pinewood Derby. We will be doing it in the beginning of the Girl Scout season from now on

    You can race as an INDIVIDUAL or with TROOP.

     

    Siblings are Welcome again this year!!!

     

    OPEN TRACK FREE FOR ALL RACING was such a sucess last year and will CONTINUE!!!! Fathers are welcome to purchase, build and race there own cars or bring there boyscout derby cars to race for fun.

     

    Your car will race and will be eligible for Trophies even if you can't make it race day!

     

     

    Register As Soon As Possible to have plenty of time to Build Your Car!!!

    Derby Car Kits Available Now!!

     

    Registration EXTENDED until FEBRUARY 18th!!!

     

     

    If the cost or physical building/Construction/Tools are an issue please contact Chris, we would like every Girl Scout in the TreFoil Service Unit to have the opportunity to build a car that wants to and will Cover your entry or set up a time to Design, Build, Saw, Sand, Paint, Lube and any Help or Informaton how to you Need!

     

  • Date/Time, Schedule and Location/Directions

    Been there! Done that!

    Sugar Grove Township Community Building
    Basketball court

    141 Main St., Sugar Grove, IL

    Weigh ins and Race Schedule

    Derby Car

    Weigh in

    All cars must weigh in and be inspected these days. No weigh ins or insp​ections will be allowed on race day.

    Friday February 23rd

    6-8pm

     

    Saturday February 24th

    11am-3pm

    Powder Puff

    Race Day

    Sunday February 25th

     

    NO Weig​h ins will be Permitted!

     

    Girl Scouts Choice Vote

    Noon

     

    Main Event Races Start

    1pm

     

    Final Grand Championship *

     

    AWARDS AND TROPHIES 2PM*

     

    OPEN FREE FOR ALL RACING to follow awards--

     

    * denotes Estimated times and events will follow in order as it unfolds.

  • Contact Information

    Form

    Entry Cost is $9.00 per person which includes your car build kit. The cost of the cars went up this year by the Boy Scouts. The entry cost is based on costs to put on a entertaining organized, smooth race day which actually doesn’t even cover all of the expenses. If cost is an issue please let us know and we will cover it as we would like everyone who wants to be apart of the race to be included!!

     

    Contact Chris Saintey if anyone needs help with Costs, building cars or equipment as he has all the tools required, Woodshop and Paint Booth.

    We are still need a volunteer to announce during the derby race this year!

    Please ask around and contact Sarah

    Permission Slip will be required at weigh ins

    Contact Information

    Permission forms, Payment, General Information

    Call, Email or Text

     

    Sarah Ziemba Troop Leader 1569

    Volunteer Information

    Sugar Grove

    630-391-3092

    Zambamm@hotmail.com

     

     

     

    Pick up cars and Pay for

     

    Contact Patti Reeder

    Thereederfamily1@gmail.com

    *Cars can be purchased individually or as a troop

     

     

     

     

    Questions for Derby build Rules, Track information, Weigh in's

    Call or Text

     

    Christopher Saintey

    Sugar Grove

    630-632-4433

    Saintey.Christopher@gmail.com

     

     

     

  • Powder Puff Derby Event Information

    Powder Puff Pinewood Derby event will be held Sunday, February 25, 2018. Please talk with your Girl Scouts and Parents to ensure they are aware of this event. This year we will continue to keep open the Siblings Class Race . Girl Scouts will be the only ones allowed to win the larger trophies. The Winner of the Sibling class will win a trophy.

     

    Scoring will use the Elapsed Time Method

     

    Using this method, each car races 6 times. Once in each lane, as computer assigns order randomly. The slowest individual race time of 6 races will be dropped. Only the fastest 5 times will be totaled as the Final Time Scored. The record times will be taken at the end of each heat. Final Time Scored will be added together for total overall time. At the end of racing, the fastest 6 cars with the least time will move on the the Final Grand Championship. There is no accounting of individual heat victors. In fact, the second place winner in all of its heats could end up the winner because the first place heat winners could have slow results in other heats. This method lacks drama and does cause some confusion among the spectators, but it is the most objective way to determine the fastest car.

         

              Final Grand Championship Race -- The fastest 6 cars will Race 6 times, once in each lane for a second time. The Slowest individual race time of 6 races will be dropped. The Totals of the 5 fastest race times will determine the GRAND CHAMPION!, 2nd, 3rd places

     

    Troop 1569 Power Puff Derby is using an electronic start gate and an electronic finish line that displays the Sequence of Finish and Elapsed Time. Elapsed Time will be on the race side of the track time display, The Sequence of Finish will be on both sides of the finish line track display.

     

    We use Grand Prix Race Manager to run the races. It allows us to run Perfect-N-Races. Each racer gets to run on each lane in the track to make sure that a bad run will not affect their overall placement. It is also used so that the cars run at different times in the race. That way a Girl Scout doesn’t get bored because her troop raced first and she has nothing to keep her engaged.

     

     

     

     

    Girl Scouts Powder Puff Derby Goals

     

    Sportsmanship and Good Citizenship is taught by following the derby rules and cheering on friends and troop partners as they race against others in the group.

     

    Personal Achievement comes to any girl who picks up a woodworking tool and shapes raw wood into a sleek design. By learning woodworking, she prepares herself to serve in the Girl Scouts service projects.

     

    Family Understanding is enhanced because building a pinewood derby car puts the Scout and family into a close and sometimes intense learning experience over, potentially, many hours.

     

  • WINNERS CIRCLE & SPONSORS

    Special thanks to Renee Dee and Southwestern Real-Estate for Providing the Derby Winners Trophies!!!!!!

    https://www.happysellinghomes.com/

     

    Phone#  630-935-7834

     

    Southwestern Real Estate, Inc.

    221 S. Main St.

    Sugar Grove, IL 60554

     

    CLICK FOR CONTACT INFORMATION

    SPECIAL THANKS TO MELISSA AND MATT COMFORT TECH HEATING AND COOLING FOR PROVIDING THE NEW PINEWOOD DERBY BEST TRACK!!!!!!

    CLICK FOR CONTACT INFORMATION

    Comfort Tech Heating and Cooling -- 24hr Service

    (630) 330-5960 Melissa

    (630)962-5036 Fax

    http://comforttechcooling.com/

     

    SUGAR GROVE

    If you are interested in sponsoring contact Chris thanks

    Additional Sponsors Information

    DERBY 2017

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 CHAMPS!!!

    1st through 6th place winning cars

    Trophies Grand Championship

    1st place (GrandChampion)

    2nd place

    3rd Place

    4th Place

    5th Place

    6th Place

     

    Categories Winner

    Most creative

    Funniest

    Most Girl Scout Pride

    Most colorful

    Best paint Job

    Most Patriotic

     

    Siblings Class!

    1st Place

  • DERBY RULES

    GENERAL EVENT RULES AND CONSIDERATIONS​

    • Each builder may enter 1 Race car. There is no age limits on the cars.
    • All cars must be gravity powered.
    • No work may be done to cars once they have passed inspection. All cars must go from the inspection area straight to the staging area.
    • If a car jumps the track it will be disqualified from the event. The heat will not be rerun unless the infracting car makes contact with any of the other cars in the race or if it found to be an issue with the track.
    • In the unlikely case of a car getting damaged, reasonable repair can be made quickly to the car
    • Please use caution around the facility. No running or climbing over the track allowed. Stay behind any taped off areas.
    • Do not pick up or touch anyone else’s cars without permission from the owner.
    • Anyone and everyone is welcome to come but due to limited space please leave small children home if possible. PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR CHILDREN IF YOU BRING THEM! Please keep them from the car staging areas to avoid any unfortunate accidents.
    • All cars must pass inspection before they can race. All decisions by the inspection team are final so please refrain from arguing or causing a scene if you disagree with an inspection decision.
    • This is a family event and even though it will be very competitive please conduct yourself in a proper manner refraining from vulgar language and inappropriate behavior. By all means cheer and have fun! This is a race! Please avoid the embarrassment of being asked to leave the event.
    • Do not try and cheat! If a builder is caught cheating during the event, his or her cars will be removed from the competition with NO REFUND.

     

     

    DERBY CAR BUILD RULES

    EACH RACER FOR GIRLSCOUT CLASS AND SIBLING CLASS MUST BUILD A NEW CAR FOR THIS EVENT. NO BUILDS FROM OTHER RACE EVENTS , CUB SCOUTS, OR LAST YEARS CAR WILL BE PERMITTED TO RACE AND Will BE DISQUALIFIED AT ANY POINT IN TIME

    1. Material: Race cars shall be constructed for this event from the parts contained in the Official Grand Prix Pinewood Derby Kit (referred to below as the kit) as sold by the Scout Service Center, [for the District in which the race is run]. Materials from the kit may not be replaced.
    2. Weight: Race cars may weigh no more than five (5) ounces (total weight) as determined on the official scales during race day inspection.
    3. Wheels and Axles: The car shall roll on the wheels from the kit. The wheels shall turn about the axle nails from the kit. The axle nails shall be firmly affixed to the wood of the car body. The axle dimensions may not be changed substantially. The outside surface of the axle head (the non-contact surface) may not be changed substantially.  Polishing is ok but must retain a nail head.  It must be obvious to the judges that the wheels and the nails from the kit are being used.
    4. Size: Race cars may be no longer than 7 inches, nor wider than 2 3/4 (2.75) inches, nor taller than 3 inches, as determined by the official gages during race day inspection. (Underside clearance of at least 3/8 (0.375) inches and inside wheel to wheel clearance of at least 1 3/4 (1.75) inches is recommended, so that the car will run on the racetrack. Adequate clearance is the responsibility of the race car builder.)
    5. Weights and Attachment: Weight may be added to the car and will be considered part of the car for purposes of all measurements. "Weight" is considered to be any material on the car that is not provided in the kit. All weight must be securely fastened to the car, e.g., by permanent glue, nails or screws, but not by "sticky substances", e.g.,  tack spray. Weights shall be passive, i.e. non-movable, non-magnetic, non-electric, non-sticky, etc.
    6. Wheels: Wheel treatment (hub and tread smoothing and polishing) may not result in substantial removal of mass nor in reducing the tread (track contact) width from the original kit wheels. Wheel tread surface must be cylindrical. The words "Official B.S.A. Made in U.S.A." and other lettering on the wheels shall remain intact and clearly visible to the inspector.  Wheel inner and outer hubs may be polished but the profile may not be changed or modified.  Wheels may not be replaced with Ultra light copies of the original BSA Wheels.  Minimum wheel Weight is 2.4 grams and a wheel can be removed after the race to be weighed to confirm weight.
    7. Some of the original "tread marks" on the wheel face must be intact, i.e. apparent to the inspector.
    8. Unacceptable Construction: The following may NOT be used in conjunction with the wheels or axles: hubcaps, washers, inserts, sleeves, bearings.
    9. Gravity Powered: The race car may not be constructed or treated in such a way that the track's starting mechanism imparts momentum to the car. (For instance, this provision disqualifies cars with sticky substances on the front of the car and protrusions which may catch on the starting pin.)
    10. Lubricants: Dry lube only like Graphite or Teflon powder, No wet, oil or liquid lubricants allowed 
    11. must be dry at the time of inspection and racing.
    12. Staging: The entire car must stage behind the starting pin.
    13. Body: The car body may have no moving parts.
    14. The Inspection Committee has the responsibility to disqualify those cars that do not meet these rules 

    2018 Race Track

  • Ford Fast Track

    Ford started sponsoring the Girl Scouts Pinewood derby in 2016