Video Details

A photo of the DVD and case.

The video is 2 hours long. It is split into 4 major sections. The DVD has detailed scene selection options in the starting menu.

Click here to watch the video introduction in its entirety.

Act I. Introduction

We spent an entire day setting up dominos for this shot! This was a lot of fun. Actually, you can watch the entire introduction by clicking on the picture to the right.
Click here to see a list of topics covered in the video.

Act II. The Physics

This is the place where you and your son will learn the most. We cover every major factor that can affect the speed of a pinewood derby race car, in a way that is easy to understand. Click on the picture for more details.
Click here to read and see how Dr. Acton builds his fastest car.

Act III. Building the Car

After learning what it takes to make a car run fast, we step on over to the workshop and build a pinewood derby car. Everything you need to build a winning car is demonstrated in this section. Click on the picture for more details.
Click here to see pictures of the steps to build a test track at home.

Act IV. Building a Test Track

Here we show you how to build a very simple --but accurate-- two-lane pinewood derby track for test running your cars prior to the competition. You can build this out of mostly scrap lumber. Click on the picture for more details.

Success Stories

Click here to read success stories from parents about their children both learning and doing well at their races.