5th Annual Pintwood Derby
2:00 PM14:00

5th Annual Pintwood Derby

Time to dust off your tools and bust out those Jr. High woodshop skills, and build yourself that winning car you could never seem to make back in the day. It's time for our 5th Annual Pintwood Derby and Brewers Cup!! This years event wil take place on Saturday, September 29th at Alosta Brewing Co.

We started this event several years back as a fun, unique way to bring families and friends together. A chance for moms and dads to work on a race car with their kids, as well as an opportunity for adults to perhaps relive a part of their youth. Each year we get to see our customers, both with and without children, interacting together in good, clean, family fun. This truly is an event for everybody. We will have food trucks, raffle prizes, and a live DJ.

The track will be in prime condition, and the weather should be great! There will be awards for the following categories:

14&U - 1st, 2nd, 3rd
15+ - 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Outlaw Class 1st
Grand Champion (winner of 14U vs. winner of 15+)

Best Car Design 14U
Best Car Design 15+
Ugliest Car
Best Alosta Brewing themed car

There is no fee to come and watch the derby. If you want to partcipate, there is a $20 fee to enter a car into the derby. If you need a car kit, you can pick one up at a local hobby shop, online, or we will have car kits available at our brewery tasting room (beginning 8/8) Car-Kits purchased from us will be $5. Cars will be required to comply with Boy Scouts of America Pinewood Derby specificiations, which state:

All cars must pass the following inspection to qualify for the race:

Width shall not exceed 2-3/4 inches.
Length shall not exceed 7 inches.
Weight shall not exceed 5 ounces.
Axles, wheels, and body shall be from the materials provided in the kit. Additional wheels can be purchased separately.*
Wheel bearings, washers, and bushings are prohibited.
No lubricating oil may be used. Axles may be lubricated with powdered graphite or silicone.
The car shall not ride on any kind of spring.
The car must be free-wheeling, with no starting devices.
No loose materials of any kind are allowed in the car.

Rules for Outlaw Class can be found here: http://www.derbyspeed.com/outlawrules.html

*all wheels must be similar in style and build . A variation in color or axles is fine. Cars built with wheels outside of this style may be re-classified as "Outlaw" and will be moved into that category. Final determination of this will be made during inspection, and all decisions are final.


The Grand Finale of our Pintwood Derby is our annual "Brewers Cup". This is the portion of the vent where local So. Cal breweries square off against one another for the coveted Cup. The winning brewery not only gets bragging rights for the next year, they get to take the cup back to their brewery with them to keep on display for the next year, and have their name added to the base for eternal glory. As if that wasn't enough, each brewery has the chance to win $$ for a charity of their choosing. The first, second, and third place breweries will split a prize pool, with a percentage of the total prize purse, going to their chosen charity.

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