Pinewood Derby Speed Axles

Polished and graphite-coated axles

Pinewood Derby Axles - Track Tested for Speed

Polished and PRO graphite-coated axles for BSA and Awana pinewood derby races. Our axles were speed tested with hundreds of test runs to prove that we have the fastest axles. The Speed Test number below is the average speed increase over Stock BSA axles.

Fast Axles!

BSA polished axle - small
BSA Polished Axles
Speed Tests
9.8% Faster
Axles are direct from Cub Scout kit, Legal in all races $9.95
(set of 4)

Speed Axles
Speed Tests
10.7% Faster

Axles are Machined to Perfection,
Check your Rules

$6.95
(set of 4)

Faster Axles!!

BSA graphite-coated axles
BSA Graphite-Coated Axles
Speed Tests
14.2% Faster
Axles are direct from Cub Scout kit, Legal in all races that allow graphite. $11.95
(set of 4)

PRO Super Speed Axles
Speed Tests
13.2% Faster
Axles are Machined to Perfection,
Check your Rules
$10.95
(set of 4)

Fastest Axles!!!

graphite-coated grooved BSA axles
BSA Grooved and Graphite Coated
Speed Tests
15.5% Faster
Axles are direct from Cub Scout kit, Legal in all races that allow graphite. $14.95
(set of 4)
graphite-coated PRO speed axles
PRO Super Speed Graphite-Coated Axles
Speed Tests
16.7% Faster
Axles are Machined to Perfection,
Check your Rules
$16.95
(set of 4)

NEW! 1.5 Degree Bent Steering Axles

PRO bent steering axle
PRO Super Speed 1.5 Degree Bent Steering Axle
N/A PRO axle bent 1.5 degrees with easy-adjust screw driver slot in head $4.95
single axle
BSA bent steering axle
BSA 1.5 Degree Bent Steering Axle
N/A BSA axle bent 1.5 degrees with easy-adjust screw driver slot in head $4.95
single axle

NEW! 2.5 Degree Bent Axles

PRO 2.5 degree bent axle
PRO Super Speed 2.5 Degree Bent Axle
N/A PRO axle bent 2.5 degrees with easy-adjust screw driver slot in head $4.95
single axle
BSA 2.5 degree bent axle
BSA 2.5 Degree Bent Axle
N/A BSA axle bent 2.5 degrees with easy-adjust screw driver slot in head $4.95
single axle

PRO Super Speed Axles

The fastest axles on the market, guaranteed!

Polished, nickel plated, with secret cuts to reduce friction and eliminate wobble.

Exact dimensions as BSA axles. A perfect fit for Awana Grand Prix Wheels too.

pinewood derby Super Speed Axles

Better than polished!

  • Cut in middle of wheel so less axle rubs on wheel
  • Wheel does not contact axle so you have no friction (none, zero!!!) in this area
  • Provides a cavity to hold graphite during the race

Friction Reducer!

  • Tapered head so only a small amount is rubbing on the wheel

Oversized Axle Shaft!

  • Axle shaft is slightly oversized to reduce wobble because axle is tighter inside wheel bore. Diameter is .0910" verses BSA .0870" +/- .001"

Wobble Eliminator!


  • Axle shaft is undercut at the head to create a perfect 90 degree edge which eliminates wheel wobble...fixing another problem that slows down your car.
  • Undercut at axle head also eliminates friction in this area because less wheel surface is rubbing on the axle.
  • Undercut also provides another secret cavity to hold graphite during the race

Optimal Performance!


  • Axles are machined perfectly round and straight for optimal performance

Packaging

Axles are individually bagged to protect from scratches during shipping.


Rules Notes:


  • Axles are exact dimensions of BSA axles but they are machined parts. May not be legal in your race.
  • Rules are different for every race! Always read your race rules.
  • Questions? Ask your race manager!

Get the fastest axles on the market, guaranteed!

only $10.95 (set of 4)

Graphite-Coated PRO Super Speed Axles

NEW! Graphite Coated, Friction-Free
PRO Super Speed Axles

pinewood derby Super Speed Axles

  • The fastest axles on the market just got faster!
    ...with a smooth, slick, graphite perma-coating that will stay on your axles right through the district race!

Notes on graphite-coated axles:


  • Yes, you still need to add graphite to your axles, because the powdered graphite needs to work through the wheel bore.
  • You should NOT use Nyoil with graphite-coated axles. We recommend using our Pro Graphite with moly lube with these axles, not Nyoil.

Packaging

Axles are individually bagged to protect from scratches during shipping.


Rules Notes:


  • Axles are exact dimensions of BSA axles but they are machined parts. May not be legal in your race.
  • Rules are different for every race! Always read your race rules.
  • Questions? Ask your race manager!
only $16.95 (set of 4)

Pinewood Derby BSA Polished axles

These are the BSA axles that come in the BSA Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Grand Prix kit.
BSA polished pinewood derby Axles

Burrs removed on axle shaft

  • You must remove these burrs of they will grind inside the wheel bore.

Crimp marks removed from underside of head

  • Crimp marks must be removed or they will grind into your wheel, slowing your car like ABS brakes!

Nail head is cut back at an angle

  • Angling the head reduces friction where the head meets the wheel.

Polished

  • The axle is then polished to remove imperfections. However, these axles are not as good as our Speed Axles above...we recommend a light polishing to improve performance.

Packaging

Axles are individually bagged to protect from scratches during shipping.


Rules Notes:


  • Legal in BSA races that allow polishing axles.
  • Rules are different for every race! Always read your race rules.
  • Questions? Ask your race manager!
only $9.95 (set of 4)

BSA Axles - Polished and Graphite Coated

NEW! Graphite Coated
Friction-Free BSA Speed Axles

pinewood derby Super Speed Axles

These are the BSA axles that come in the BSA Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Grand Prix kit.


The fastest BSA axles on the market just got faster!
...with a smooth, slick, graphite perma-coating that will stay on your axles right through the district race!


Notes on graphite-coated axles:


  • Yes, you still need to add graphite to your axles, because the powdered graphite needs to work through the wheel bore.
  • You should NOT use Nyoil with graphite-coated axles. We recommend using our Pro Graphite with moly lube with these axles, not Nyoil.

Packaging

Axles are individually bagged to protect from scratches during shipping.


Rules Notes:


  • Legal in BSA races that allow graphite lubrication.
  • Rules are different for every race! Always read your race rules.
  • Questions? Ask your race manager!
only $11.95 (set of 4)

BSA Axles - Polished, Grooved and Graphite Coated

pinewood derby Super Speed Axles

NEW! Grooved and Graphite Coated
Friction-Free BSA Speed Axles


These are the BSA axles that come in the BSA Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Grand Prix kit.


The fastest BSA axles, even faster, with a secret groove to reduce friction further and hold graphite!
Official BSA Cub Scout pinewood derby axles... You can't get any faster!


Notes on graphite-coated axles:


  • Yes, you still need to add graphite to your axles, because the powdered graphite needs to work through the wheel bore.
  • You should NOT use Nyoil with graphite-coated axles. We recommend using our Pro Graphite with moly lube with these axles, not Nyoil.

Packaging

Axles are individually bagged to protect from scratches during shipping.


Rules Notes:


  • Legal in BSA races that allow graphite lubrication and that allows you to alter your axles.
  • Rules are different for every race! Always read your race rules.
  • Questions? Ask your race manager!
only $14.95 (set of 4)

Low Cost, High Speed!
Nickel plated Speed Axles...

Speed Axles - low cost, high performance!
Nickel Plated for Maximum Speed

pinewood derby Speed Axles
Exact dimensions as BSA axles. A perfect fit for Awana Grand Prix Wheels too.


Better than polished!

  • These axles are machined perfect, then polished, then nickel plated for a super smooth, mirror-like finish

Friction Reducer!

  • Tapered head so only a small amount is rubbing on the wheel

Oversized Axle Shaft!


  • Axle shaft is slightly oversized to reduce wobble because axle is tighter inside wheel bore. Diameter is .0910" verses BSA .0870 +/- .001

Optimal Performance!

  • Axles are machined perfectly round and straight for optimal performance...- No burrs, scratches or ridges

Packaging

Axles are individually bagged to protect from scratches during shipping.


Rules Notes:


  • Axles are exact dimensions of BSA axles but they are machined parts. May not be legal in your race.
  • Rules are different for every race! Always read your race rules.
  • Questions? Ask your race manager!
only $6.95 (set of 4)

NEW! bent steering axles
Steer your car straight, make a rail rider!

Official BSA Cub Scout Axle Bent 1.5 degrees

BSA bent steering axle


BSA bent steering axle with these modifications


  • Bent 1.5 degrees so you can gently steer one wheel
  • Easy-adjust slot cut in head so you can easily turn the axle with a screw driver

Steer one front wheel so your car rolls straight!

  • Orient the slot in the head at 12 o'clock (straight up and down), then gently turn the axle left (or right) to correct your car steering.

Build a Rail Rider!

  • No Need for expensive axle bending tools that could damage your axle.
  • Just use your bent axle to gently steer the dominate front wheel into the rail

only $4.95 (single axle)

PRO Super Speed Axle Bent 1.5 degrees

PRO Super Speed axle bent 1.5 degrees


PRO Super Speed bent steering axle with these modifications


  • Bent 1.5 degrees so you can gently steer one wheel
  • Easy-adjust slot cut in head so you can easily turn the axle with a screw driver

Steer one front wheel so your car rolls straight!

  • Orient the slot in the head at 12 o'clock (straight up and down), then gently turn the axle left (or right) to correct your car steering.

Build a Rail Rider!


  • No need for expensive axle bending tools that could damage your axle
  • Just use your bent steering axle to gently steer the dominate front wheel into the rail

only $4.95 (single axle)

NEW! 2.5 Degree Bent axles
Use to cant Rear wheels, make a rail rider!

Official BSA Cub Scout Axle Bent 2.5 degrees

BSA 2.5 degree bent axle


BSA 2.5 degree bent axle with these modifications


  • Bent 2.5 degrees so you can gently guide the rear wheel away from car body towards axle head, thereby reducing friction.
  • Easy-adjust screwdriver slot cut in axle head so you can easily turn the axle with a screw driver
  • No need for expensive axle bending tools that could damage your axle

Cant your rear wheel so wheel gently migrates way from car toward axle head

  • Orient the slot in the head at 12 o'clock (straight up and down), then gently turn the axle left (or right) to cant the wheel.

Build a Rail Rider Car!


  • Just use our 1.5 degree steering axle on the dominate front wheel to gently guide the car towards the rail and use our 2.5 degree bent axles to cant the rear wheels so the wheel ride away from the car body towards the axle head where there is significantly less friction.


only $4.95 (single axle)

PRO Super Speed Axle Bent 2.5 degrees

PRO Super Speed axle bent 2.5 degrees


PRO Super Speed bent axle with these modifications


  • Bent 2.5 degrees so you can gently guide the rear wheel away from car body towards axle head, thereby reducing friction.
  • Easy-adjust screwdriver slot cut in axle head so you can easily turn the axle with a screw driver
  • No need for expensive axle bending tools that could damage your axle

Cant your rear wheel so wheel gently migrates way from car toward axle head

  • Orient the slot in the head at 12 o'clock (straight up and down), then gently turn the axle left (or right) to cant the wheel.

Build a Rail Rider Car!


  • Just use our 1.5 degree steering axle on the dominate front wheel to gently guide the car towards the rail and use our 2.5 degree bent axles to cant the rear wheels so the wheel ride away from the car body towards the axle head where there is significantly less friction.


only $4.95 (single axle)
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      Tips & Hints

      Many of the BSA "nails" that come in your kit are crooked. Chuck each axle in your drill and spin them. If the axle looks blurry as it spins, that axle is crooked. Replace crooked axles or consider getting an Axle Press Tool to straighten crooked axles.








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      Tungsten Putty is ideal for getting your car up to the maximum 5 oz limit. Drill a hole in the bottom of your car and insert Pinewood Pro Putty as the last step to bring your car to 5.0 oz. If the official scale weighs you in at 5.1 oz, simply remove a small amount of putty to bring it back to 5.0 oz.



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      If your block is cracked, don't panic! The only problem with a cracked block is if the crack is near the axle, which can cause the axle to move. Random cracks in safe areas can simply be filled with wood filler.



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