All racers are urged to save the date of April 21, 2018, for the FHBC church-wide Pinewood Derby weekend! This will be an event for anyone interested in participating in what was a much loved and anticipated Royal Ambassador tradition for many years. 

There will be races for children (up through grade 5) and youth/adults, and a Grand Championship runoff between the top two winners from each race.

Registration is currently underway through Sunday, March 4, with all participants ordering new car kits for use in this year's race. 



The 2018 race weekend will include two division races that will allow anyone to participate, regardless of age, gender, or experience. No driver license required!

For 2018, we are requiring all participants to make a new car for this year’s race. To ensure adherence to the race rules, you must use the ordered car kit that you selected when you registered for entry into the race. No existing cars used in a previous race will be accepted. Car kits will be obtained through the church’s order that will be placed with Royal Racers source based in Tennessee. This will ensure consistency in the parts (wheels, axles) used to assemble the car.

RACE 1* - Saturday morning, April 21 - Division 1

For RAs/GAs (Kindergarten through 5th grade)

*No entry fee charged for the RAs/GAs race on Saturday morning

RACE 2** - Saturday afternoon, April 21 - Division 2 - Church-wide FHBC Pinewood Derby

For Youth (6th through 12th grades) and Adults

**No entry fee charged for the YOUTHS for the Saturday afternoon race,
HOWEVER, please note there is a $15 per car fee for the ADULTS..

GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP RUNOFF (following church-wide race with winners from both division races)


2018 Information resources for FHBC church-wide Pinewood Derby

Racers planning to participate in the 2018 Pinewood Derby can find schedule and other useful information for this year's race.

PARTICIPATION FEE (for church-wide race) 

No participation fee is required for the children (grades K-5) and youth (grades 6-12). The participation fee for adults is $15 per car kit ordered, which includes the kit and supplies necessary to construct a car:

When you received your car kit, you should have received information concerning the payment for your kit(s). Please make checks payable to Forest Hills Baptist Church and note "pinewood derby" in the memo line.


The schedule of race-related events is available here

 "Quick Start Guides" 

Letter accompanying car kits for RA/GA race, Saturday morning, April 21

Letter accompanying car kits for church-wide race, Saturday afternoon, February 27



Please select the corresponding link(s) below for detailed rules and additional information.

NC Baptist Men Pinewood Derby rules (Section F, Specifications, pages 7-8 in document file) 

General FHBC comments and rules

FHBC comments and rules specific to weights

Frequently asked questions - please check the FAQ often for updates as other questions and answers are added.

Questions? For more information, please contact the race masters for this event, Bill Gentry at (919) 564-9107 or wdgentry@bellsouth.net, or Curtis Weaver at (919) 845-1268 or jcurtisweaver@gmail.com