Genuine Awana Grand Prix wheels - lathed to perfection
Precision lathed and tuned.
All of the imperfections have been removed from these wheels while making them slightly lighter (they are 1.6g) for a fast start and lightning fast down the track.
All of the Official Awana Grand Prix markings remain.
The Hub is coned and the end squared, reducing friction when the wheel hits the car body.
The outside tread is trued, so your wheel is perfectly smooth reducting rotational friction,
The inside tread is trued removing imperfections and reducing wheel weight so your car has a faster start out of the gate,
The wheel edge is lathed flat to reduce friction when your wheel hits the track guide.
Net result is a precision tuned, FAST wheel
Important: Awana Speed Wheels are delicate, due to the spoke design. We strongly recommend using our Axle Inserter-Puller Tool so the wheels are not damaged when inserting or removing them.
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What is the difference between Awana and Cub Scout Pinewood Derby?
The Awana Grand Prix pinewood derby wood block is the exact dimensions
(7"x1 3/4" x 1 1/4") as the Cub Scout pinewood derby block. This means that any of our pre-cut car blocks and car design plans will work for Awana Grand Prix cars.
Awana Grand Prix axles are slightly different than Cub Scout axles but
the dimensions are almost exactly the same. All of the Pinewood Pro axles will work in Awana cars, but read your rules carefully to be sure they are legal for your race.
Awana Grand Prix Wheels are the same diameter and the wheel bore (where the axle goes) is exactly the same as Cub Scouts, but the wheel design is totally different. Therefor, Awana racers must use Awana wheels and Cub Scouts must use Cub Scout (BSA) wheels.
Speed Axles for Awana Grand Prix
For a winning combination,
our polished, nickel plated PRO Super Speed Axles fit perfectly in Awana Wheels.
For the ultimate axle, look at our new graphite coated Pro Super Speed Axles.
God Bless You,
Thank you for the great tips on building a car!
Helping Pinewood Derby Racers
...for over 15 years.
Tips & Hints
Make your car slim. If your car is too chunky, there will be lots of weight in the wood, leaving less weight for your weights. You want lots of weight so you can move the center of gravity to the optimal point to maximize inertia.
Need a little extra weight on weigh in but didn't bring extra weight with you? Use a coin! Here are the weights of US coins in ounces: penny .11 oz, nickel .17 oz, dime .07 oz, quarter .18 oz
Nyoil stays on your axles throughout the race, unlike powdered graphite that blows off every time your car goes down the track. This gives Nyoil coated axles a speed advantage if your car keeps racing.
I just read your Winning Pinewood Derby Secrets book and I can not wait to apply the information. Thanks for the help!
- Tully from TX
Hey Joe- Just wanted to pass on the good news- and a few nice pix. We ended up in 2nd place out of 63 cars racing. Not too bad, and we'll be at district in a few weeks.
- David from IL
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I have a Webelo 1 and Webelo II Scout and they placed 1st and 2nd in this year's Pinewood Derby and will now go on to compete in the regional race. Thank you for all the good that you are doing and helping make kids dreams come true.
- Craig from CA
After winning 1st place overall for his pack my son went to the district race and won first place for the Bears using your wheels and speed axles. Great products, Pinewood Pro!
- Teddy from OH