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Pro Division Rules

2021 Mid-America Pinewood Derby
Pro Division Rules

(Note – these are NOT the same rules to be used for all other Divisions)

Rules are located  Here Link

Registration:  Register Here Link – Cost is $10 per Car

General Info

The Mid America Pinewood Derby in Conjunction with National Pinewood Derby Racing League "NPWDRL" and Association "of Pinewood Derby Racing "APR" will be running Pro Races at this year’s event. The races will be run on a State of the art 4 lane 42’ Best Track. The Mid America Pinewood Derby Track has undergone a complete upgrade, enhanced starting gate, complete re-polish, dampening, stop section  and many other upgrades. 

We will be presenting Overall Champion Trophy for all the Pro Racing Classes

You can enter as many cars as you wish into the each of the Pro-Division Classes there are no limitations on the number of cars per builder.

It will be a 1 day event on June 11th the racing will start early on Friday. Tech In will begin to take place Thursday June10th from 5pm - 9pm and continue thru up until 10am on the 11th .  All proxy entries MUST BE received by Wednesday June 9th. Racing will begin at 11am on Friday June 11th racing will complete once all races have been run.

Format for Pro Division Racing

Each car will race once in every lane - 4 lane track

The heats will be randomly generated by the race management software

        *    Each race is timed with electronic equipment.

        *    In the event the equipment fails, the race(s) will be re-run.

        *    Every run counts for your 4 run average 

A Finals “Grand Finals” Heat will be run with the Top cars using Composite Time – One award per builder.

The finals will consist of 4 more runs. The average of each of the 4 runs will determine the results – Composite Time. Pro-Division will award 1st - 3rd  Place Trophies for each of the 10 classes. 
  • BASX – 1st – 3rd

  • Street Stock - 1st - 3rd

  • Street Pro – 1st - 3rd

  • Eliminator – 1st - 3rd

  • Unlimited – 1st - 3rd

  • BASX Mini – 1st - 3rd

  • Street Rod - 1st - 3rd

  • Track Specifications
  • Aluminum Best Track, 4 lanes, 42 foot long model. 
  • Distance from starting pin to finish line is approximately 37’ 7”
  • Custom Start System
  • Custom Track Lift System
  • Champ Timer System
  • Grand Prix Race Management Software
  • Custom Stop Section

Pro Class Staging

All cars will be set on the track by the staff of Mid America Pinewood Derby. No handling or adjustments can be made once cars have been checked in.

        *  Custom staging instructions are allowed and must be shipped with car/cars or marked on car.

  • Entrants that attend live can stage their own (or others that they have been given permission to stage) – once car has been placed on the track by the officials.
  • If there is no staging instructions provided – the car will be staged straight down the track, square to the rails, with the front dominant wheel slightly off the rail


If a car jumps the track or derails it may be disqualified from the event. In the unlikely case a car is damaged, reasonable repair can be made to the car as long as it is ready to race by its next heat.  If the racers feel a repair or clean up to the track is needed it is the responsibility of the racer to let the officials know so that such clean up or repair can be made.


Live Attendance

If you plan to attend the event in person this event is being held at:

Oak View Mall

3001 S 144th St

Omaha, NE  68144

         * There will be people at the Venue beginning Wednesday - June 9th @ 10am
         - Check In for Pro Cars will begin to take place Thursday June10th,  2021 from 5pm – 9pm
  • Pro-Division Class racing will take place on Friday – June 11th  @ 11am – Central Standard Time.
    • Food will likely be provided by a Sponsor (Last year it was Pizza) for Lunch
  • All Pro Entrants will be invited to attend Awards Ceremony
    • Early Pre-Check in for Mid America Scout, Kids & Adult cars begins at 5pm – 9pm on June 11th
  • Saturday – June 12th  Mid America Pinewood Derby Scout, Kid and Adult racing begins
    • Doors will open at 8am  - Check in will start at 8am for Scout, Kid, & Adult racers
    • Opening Ceremonies will take place at 10am
    • LEGO Race Track, Hot Wheel Race Track and Pinewood Drag Races will open at 8am
    •  National Automobile Safety Training - TBD
    • Concessions will be available - TBD
    • Racing  will begin on both tracks at 10:30am  - after opening ceremonies for Scouts, Kids & Adults

Car Entries (Download Documents at bottom of page and include them)


  • Live registration can be done at the event on June 10th Thursday from 6pm – 10pm

    • Cost is $10

Shipping Address for Proxy Car Entries:

Mid America Pinewood Derby

Attn: Greg Dawes

4924 North 103rd Street

Omaha, NE  68134


Cars must be received at the above address on or before Wednesday - June 9th

    Any cars received after this date will not be received in time to race.  Plan accordingly…

  • Include entry form / Include information on bottom of car (Name, Car Name, Phone #)

  • Return shipping cost & address (UPS Shipping is Preferred)

  • Staging instructions

  * Pro Class Registration Form (found at bottom of page - printable format)

  • Car name(s)
  • Team name (forum name)
  • Builder’s real name, address, and race day phone number
  • Check for Return Shipping Amount / UPS Pre-Paid Shipping Labels are preferred
    • Make Return Shipping checks Payable to Greg Dawes
  • Staging instructions
  • Display Card (if you want not required)


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Greg Dawes,
Dec 27, 2013, 1:21 PM