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Winning Pinewood Derby Secrets - Customer Reviews

Pinewood Pro -

Rated 4.8/5 based on 90 customer reviews
Price: $5.95
Status: In stock

Product description:

Winning Secrets gives you everything you need to design and build a winning car...
Clear, Concise, Fun,Proven... with CAD drawings, pictures and illustrations.

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Customer Reviews:

Never Lost a Race! by
5/ 5 stars

Using this book to make his first pinewood derby car, my nephew won 1st place in his pack and 1st place overall in his 3-pack group, including racing against older kids. He never lost a race, and only one was close!


My Grandson is Champion! by
5/ 5 stars
Haven't ever built a derby car before. We purchased this online from Pinewood Pro. My grandson and I both read it and used the suggestions before we started to build his derby car. His car won the championship and set two track records doing it!!

These Secrets Rock! by
5/ 5 stars
These secrets are easy and work perfect!!! We did not loose one race!!! The information you give is incredible easy to follow and makes the derby more than just an scout meeting. It was a huge bonding time for my boy and I and he got 2 killer trophies for winning hiw age goupr and winning everything!!!

My Daughter the"Grand Champion" by
5/ 5 stars
This is one of the best purchases, I have ever made. It delivers. I simply could not have helped my daughter win her first pinewood derby race without the information and tips. My Daughter is now a Grand Champion Pinewood Derby Winner. I will never forget the great memories we made building and racing her car.

Easy enough for a Mom to do! by
5/ 5 stars
This info was the best! We did as many steps as our pack would allow on how to build a fast pinewood derby car. We started on a Tuesday and finished Saturday morning before the race. This was our first year. My son only had this year before he moves on to boy scouts. I wanted it to be memorable for him. WE WON 1ST PLACE. To see him light up, from all the hard work was worth every moment. The memories are worth the world. I couldn't of been happier with our results.

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Pinewood Derby Speed axle Reviews


Pinewood Derby Pro
Super Speed Axles
Rated 4.9/5 based on 81 reviews
$10.95


Pinewood Derby Pro Super Speed
Graphite Coated Axles

Rated 4.8/5 based on 60 reviews
$16.95
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Pinewood Derby
Speed Axles

Rated 4.7/5 based on 15 reviews
$6.95

Pinewood Derby BSA
Axles Polished

Rated 4.9/5 based on 16 reviews
$9.95
(16 more reviews for BSA Polished Axles)

Pinewood Derby BSA Axles
Graphite Coated - Friction Free

Rated 4.9/5 based on 9 reviews
$11.95
(9 more reviews for BSA Graphite-Coated Axles)

Pinewood Derby BSA Axles
Grooved and Graphite Coated

Rated 5/5 based on 16 reviews
$14.95
(16 more reviews for BSA Grooved and Graphite-Coated Axles)
We took 1st place... Yeah! by
5/ 5 stars

I don't have a lathe. I don't have a drill press. I'm not a "tool" guy... I'm a computer nerd. I wanted to give my kid a chance to at least place. We took 1st place!!! Totally worth it... I will use these next year.  Thank you... Thank you!


Worth the price!!! by
5/ 5 stars

These axles work period. This year's derby car was the fastest my son has ever had. He finished 2nd place in speed for his division and won a trophy.


Awesome Axles by
5/ 5 stars

I had ordered theses axles for my sons pine wood derby car just to see if it really does improve the speed of the car and the results show positive. His car raced 8 times that night and won every race. my son took 1st place and now he is looking forward to awarded the big trophy for it. thank you for such a great product.


Smoked everbody in our class!! by
5/ 5 stars

A big thanks to all the folks at Pinewood Pro!! This was a great night, my car (daughters car) took first place in speed. Yep! got a trophy, plan on sending the Pinewood Pro folks some pics. These axles work great, they were worth the xtra money! My daughter just wanted to have fun! I wanted to give her a fighting chance, and we wound up smoking every car in our race. We won our heats and the final run!! 1st place... I purchsed these axles and the Awana lathed wheels, they were great, they were superior to the wheels that come with the kit. I highly recommend these items, Pinewood Pro also was very good about immediately shipping my products out. GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!


WOW... Fastest in the Land by
5/ 5 stars

Wow, I bought these axles as well as the machined wheels for my daughter's car. Last year she came in last and I was determined that she wouldn't be upset again. The combination of the Pro Super Speed axles and the wheels made her car the fastest of them all... She took 1st place. The look on her face was worth it!


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Pinewood Derby Speed Wheels reviews


BSA Speed Wheels
Precision Lathed
Rated 4.93/5 based on 43 reviews
$15.95


Awana Grand Prix
Lathed Wheels

Rated 5/5 based on 5 reviews
$19.95
(5 more reviews of Awana Grand Prix)

PRO BSA Speed Wheels
Lathed and Graphite Coated

Rated 4.96/5 based on 15 reviews
$19.95

Pinewood Derby BSA
Ultra-Lite Wheels

Rated 4.75/5 based on 12 reviews
$24.95

PRO BSA Ultra-Lite Wheels
Graphite Coated

Rated 5/5 based on 12 reviews
$29.95
(12 reviews of PRO Ultra-Lites)

Outlaw Wheels
Super Lite

Rated 5/5 based on 1 reviews
$24.95
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Customer Reviews:

Wheels Rock! by
5/ 5 stars

These things were the fastest on the track!


Nothing Faster!! by
5/ 5 stars

There is no better place to remove weight than the wheel. Fights against inertia on something that is always spinning. There was nothing faster on the track including last year's fastest car.


Awesome Wheels by
5/ 5 stars

These were easy to install. We ended up putting these on after our local meet. It was our first Pinewood derby. Didn't know the rules for the open class until after our local meet. At district we ended up beating the two cars that beat us at our local meet. Will be purchasing another set for next years entry.


Wheels are A Winner! by
5/ 5 stars

My grandson won every race in his pack. There is no better wheel.


Won Every Race! by
5/ 5 stars

I purchased the axels, wheels and the tungsten putty. After applying all of the techniques I learned from your Winning Secrets book, my boy and I were excited to see if all of our work would pay off. My boy did not lose 1 race. In fact we won everyone by a 2 feet or more. The excitement and joy that was on my boy's face was priceless and well worth the time and money. Thanks!


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Best Car We've Built Yet
By Marc from North Ridgeville, OH
I have purchased plans from pinewoodpro.com for the past two years. These plans are very well written and easy to follow. Almost idiot-proof. My son finished in 5th out of a field of 36 with this car. That marks his highest finish in his career. I highly recommend this, and any other plan that is available at pinewoodpro.com

My son loved it!
Connor from Rhode Island
Great instructions...easy to follow & build!!        

The Humvee Rocked!!!!
Nick from Atlanta
My son really liked the end result of the Hummer. We used a dremel. I liked having the ability to download the plans immediately as well.

Cool Car Design
Cindy from Indianapolis
This is my scout's first year in scouting and he is really excited about the pinewood derby. He picked out the car he wanted to build and we downloaded the instructions. I was very pleased to see that the instructions are extremely user friendly and very easy to follow. Definitely a bonus for a first year scouting building his first derby car!

Great Design, Great Results!
Nan from Oklahoma
My 4 yr old son used this design for his car this year and won 1st in the Open Division. My 7 yr old did the Inferno design and won 1st in both his den and overall. We did have to add a lot of weight to them but were very satisfied with performance. Great Designs! Will be back next year! 


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 Pre-Cut car, the way to go.
By Go for the Gold from Arizona
It's practically done for you, just sand it down add weight. The precut cars are really nice for the Dads that just don’t have the tools or skills to cut these cars out of the block of wood. This saves so much time, as long as your boy likes one of the body styles.

  Time Saver
By chuck from Monroe, MI
We were in a hurry.  The axle slots were all square, so the car rolled straight.  We had no time to cut the car out. Just sprayed and ran it!

 Saved us a lot of time!
By Scout Parent from CA
My son loved the sleek look, I loved the convenience. Will buy from this site again...

 Perfect Fit
By Daddy Driver from WA
Didn't have to worry about wheels falling out or becoming loose during race.

 Great Design!
By racing Joe from SC
Easy to put car together for last minute racers.

 The Wedge Wins
By GeoffP from Montgomery County, MD
Does what it was designed to do for cheap money and I don't have to risk life or limb cutting my own wedge. (The last one shot out of the table saw even with a safety fence!)


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Pro Body tool a Must
By dcbatz from south Chicago
This is a must if you are extending wheel base length, or making a 3 wheeler. Or if you are using a different piece of wood other than out of the bsa kit, just make sure your wood is square on the bottom.

 If you feel to buy something, buy this item first
By AlexM from Atlanta, GA
This is the single item that provides the best return on investment and will get your car to go faster.  Well done, simple, includes drill bit

 Axle Guide is a Must Have
By Ricky Bobby from Temecula
If you are building your first car, you have no idea. The axles just don't go into the slots very easily or straight. That, and wheel hub spacing to the car's body is all solved with this little piece of precious metal!

 Pro axle press easy and effective
By Cubmaster Jeff from Albuquerque, NM
I used the press with my boys on their two cars. Each of the boys could straighten the axles with minimal help from me and the axles were the best looking I've ever seen. I have built 14 cars with my boys over the past 8 years and this is the best result ever--a 1st and 3rd in our 30-boy pack.

Axle Alignment Tool Works Great
By garnet from texas
My son's car was straight as a razors edge. No wobbling there at all.

Very helpful Tool
By kjellster from San Diego
With out the tool it is hard to see if your alignment has any problems. For the price it is great.


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Best Graphite Ever!
By Andy from Pasadena, MD
This is the first time I have used this particular Graphite and by far this was better than any other lubricant that I have used. My son’s car was the fastest on the track. Though a little messy, it will give your car an advantage.

Pinewood Pro Graphite Wins!
By Jim from Hudson, Michigan
Last year I used regular graphite on my wheels and my car lost the first race against what ended up being the next slowest car in the field. Just adding this graphite to my wheels and hand spinning the wheels for 10 minutes the very same car won the "Old Man" class this year in a runaway race. I could definitely see the difference.

 PRO graphite smokes the competition
By garnet from Lubbock
Purchased Pinewood Pro’s graphite for my son’s first pinewood derby race. He smoked the competition. He won first place, fastest car!

 Secret Sauce
By GV from Marin County, CA
My son achieved new records for wheel run-out using this graphite over previous years. It is messy though and because the moly gives it a metallic glitter effect, be careful with "overspray" that it doesn't mar a perfect paint job.  Wheels run like deer!

 PRO Nyoil ll
By racing Joe from SC
Was able to have available for other inexperienced racers to keep competition High. 2nd Year  Thanks, Pinewood Pro!




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