Faster Pinewood Derby Cars

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Weslin's
 6th Grade Science Project

March 25, 2002




How to Build 
Faster Pinewood Derby Cars

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Weslin's 6th Grade Science Project
March 25, 2002

Question 1: What modifications make the biggest difference in the speed of Pinewood Derby cars (location of weights, sanding and waxing wheels, location of axles, amount of graphite, etc.)? I only want to test legal modifications so the test results can be used in real races. 
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Question 2: If I use what I learn from these tests, can I make a car faster than the fastest car I made in Cub Scouts?

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