Welcome Racers!

The San Diego 500 is a district and council-level pinewood derby race that competes the fastest racers in the San Diego - Imperial council. These five ounce cars are constructed by Cub Scouts  who have won the privilege of representing their Pack at this annual race! Trophies are awarded to the first, second and third place finishers for each District and we finish the day with Trophies for the top three council winners! All racers will receive certificates and participation ribbons commemorating their participation.

The San Diego - Imperial Council includes San Diego and Imperial counties.

Please be sure to review the Rules, Specifications and Notes pages from the links above.

Registration for 2018 is now OPEN.

The schedule will be posted here.  Letters to all on-time registered participating Cub Scouts will be mailed the week of March 26th. 

 If you don't receive your letter by April 1, please contact us.

Special Invitation to ALL Cub Scouts (Not just pack winners) : 

The Time Machine is back this year!  Bring your car from this year and race it on our RED "time based" track for a chance at a trophy!   All the same rules as the big race, but open to Everybody!!* The Red track is the same shape and length and just as fast as the big Blue track.  

*only Cub Scouts are eligible to win the trophy.


April 7th, 2018


Scout Fair at the Chula Vista Elite Athelete Training Center