Monday, April 8, 2019
Expo Hall
5:30pm - 6:30pm


The ASLRRA-PAC is hosting its 4th Annual Pinewood Derby at the 2019 Annual Convention. The Derby will be held in the Expo Hall during Monday Evening's Reception. This is run like a traditional Pinewood Derby with locomotives instead of cars.


Participation is open to employees of all ASLRRA Member Companies; employer must sign a Prior Authorization form.  Contact Will Resch at or (202) 715-2915 for more information and to determine eligibility.


Participants will receive a 3 oz. pre-cut pinewood locomotive and wheel & axle package to assemble, decorate, and design. Personalize your ASLRRA-PAC locomotive with colors and decals of choice to represent your company or favorite team.  Please bring the finished locomotive to the Annual Convention to race it on Monday, April 8.  The winner of the Pinewood Derby will have his/her name engraved on the trophy and will carry the title for the next year. We will continue to add the winners' names in the coming years to this prestigious award.



Derby Rules

  • Arrive to the Expo Hall by 4:45pm for the official Locomotive weigh-in.

  • The Locomotive shall not exceed 5.0 ounces

  • The official race scale that is used at Locomotive check-in shall be considered final.

Locomotive Modifications

  • The official pinewood Locomotive must be used. Modifications will be allowed. You may paint or decorate your Locomotive any way you like, as long as it does not exceed 5 ounces.

  • Original parts that came with the Locomotive must be used. No substitution for the wheels and axles will be allowed. The wheels may not be cut, drilled, beveled or rounded.

  • The axles may be polished and/or lubricated.

Race Rules

  • Once a Locomotive passes inspection and is entered into a race, only race committee members can touch it.

  • If the Locomotive loses a wheel, or is otherwise damaged, the racer shall have five minutes to make a repair.

  • Each Locomotive must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete.

  • The inspection committee has the responsibility to disqualify those Locomotives that do not meet these specifications.