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Pro Division Rules

2018 Mid-America Pinewood Derby
 
Pro Division Rules
 
Pro Division Rules

Nationals - Pure Stock, Pure 2.4, Stock 2.0, Stock Pro, Razr, Outlaw, MCR, Pure Outlaw

(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 Pinewood Derby National Championships will be running Pro Races at this year’s event. The races will be run on a State of the art 6 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.

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 April 27th the racing will start early on Friday. Tech In will take place Thursday April 26th from 5pm - 9pm.  All proxy entries MUST BE received by Wednesday April 25th. Racing will begin at 9am on Friday April 27th racing will complete once all races have been run.


Format for Pro Division Racing

Each car will race once in every lane - 6 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.
  • The slowest time of the 6 times will be dropped and the average of the remaining times will determine results
A Finals “Grand Finals” Heat will be run with the Top 12 cars using Composite Time – One award per builder. If there are more than 30 cars per class we will race 12 in the Finals. If there are less final numbers maybe adjusted.

The finals will consist of 6 more runs. Again the slowest time will be dropped and the average of the remaining 5 times will determine the results – Composite Time. Pro-Division will award 1st - 3rd  Place Trophies for each of the 6 classes.

Note - MCR will run 3 runs in each outer Lane with no Finals

  • Pure Stock Nationals – 1st – 3rd

  • Pure 2.4 Nationals - 1st - 3rd

  • Stock 2.0 Nationals – 1st - 3rd

  • Stock Pro Nationals – 1st - 3rd

  • Razr Nationals – 1st - 3rd

  • Outlaw Nationals – 1st - 3rd

  • MCR Nationals - 1st - 3rd

  • Pure Outlaw - 1st - 3rd

Track Specifications

  • Aluminum Best Track, 6 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

Repairs

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:

CLAAS of North America

8401 South 132nd Street

Omaha, NE  68138

Schedule
         * There will be people at the Venue beginning Wednesday - April 25th @ 10am
  • A 4 Lane Best Track  42’ will be Set up and available for testing Thursday April 26th
  • There will be NO tuning on the 6 lane Mid America Pinewood Derby Nationals Race Track 
  • Check In for Pro Cars will take place Thursday April 26th,  2016 from 5pm – 9pm
  • Pro-Division Class racing will take place on Friday – April 27th @ 9am – 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
    • A Catered Dinner and Refreshments will be provided Friday Evening
    • Special Big Rig Classes will be run at the conclusion of Pro Racing
    • Socialize with Corporate Sponsors, Scout Executives, and other Pro Racers
    • Early Pre-Check in for Mid America Scout, Kids & Adult cars begins at 5pm – 9pm
  • Saturday – April 28th 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
    • Scout Shop, National Automobile Safety Training at 8am
    • Concessions will be available beginning at 8am throughout the entire day
    • 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 April 27th 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 - April 25th

    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
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