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Welcome to
Derby Day!

Derby Day! software manages a Cub Scout pack level Pinewood Derby race. It provides an informative and attractive spectator experience, while being simple and extremely easy for the race manager to use.

Derby Day! Features:

  • Run a ladderless elimination Pinewood Derby race
  • Adjustable elimination point level
  • Supports any track lane count
  • Fast racer registration input
  • Attractive projectable spectator window
  • Scout den information displayed
  • Dynamic heat generation
    • Each race is based on accumulated points
    • Gives scouts best opportunity to win a heat race
    • Attempts to run each car an equal number of times in each lane
    • Increases excitement by pairing like-speed cars
    • Printable heat reports for organized car handling during heats
    • Eliminated cars listed on heat report
    • Race generation ensures no single car races
  • Tie breaker races are generated for 2nd and 3rd place
  • Point and click race result entry
  • Printable race standings report
  • Printable car heat history report
  • Automatic race results entry using Microwizard finish line gates
    • Significantly speeds up racing
    • Elapsed times are recorded and presented on reports
    • Get DIY kits for as low as $60 from Microwizard

The Ladderless Elimination Method

Derby Day! uses the ladderless elimination race method. Points are accumulated after each race. First place gets 0 points, second place 1 point, third place 2 points, etc. A car is eliminated when the defined point level is accumulated. The race winner is the last car that has not been eliminated. This race method produces a very exciting race day experience for the scouts. Unlike time-based races, winning a heat race means something, and the scouts easily follow the points system. Winning a race means 0 points for me! Suspense builds as the racing continues and cars are eliminated, until the final race that leaves only one car standing.

System Requirements

  • Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
  • .Net Framework 4.8
  • 1 GB RAM or greater recommended
  • 10 MB disk space available

Derby Day! Spectator Window