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Time for the warm up lap!

The equipment is tested and packed and we are ready to start driving out to El Capitan High School in a couple of hours.   Unfortunately, we will NOT have time to check the Sandiego500.org email again, until AFTER the races have completed on Saturday.

Remember that your invitation to race does NOT include admission to the fair - you must purchase tickets either in advance or at the gate. Be sure to allow yourself enough time to park and walk to the race area before your check in time.

Look for the race flags outside the building we are in. We are in the building marked with the blue pin on this photo:

Because we have packed up all of our equipment (including the computers for the race) we cannot accept any further late registrations** for the 2019 San Diego 500.    

Racers - We'll see you Saturday!!  Have fun, and DO YOUR BEST!!!

** If your pack missed out on registering, and you would like to register as a standby you can come by on Saturday.  To register as a standby, show up NO EARLIER than the start of your district's check-in time, wait in the registration line, and ask to register as a stand-by.  (You must provide proof from your Pack that the racer is the eligible racer for the pack. )

Registration is now Open!

Online registration is now open!!

Visit the Eligibility and Registration page for the link.  (Please make sure you know your new District name.)

If your Pack's winner is not yet known, please complete initial registration now to save a spot for your pack.   Later you can return to edit with racer's name and contact information, after your pack determines a winner.  Note that returning to edit the racer's information must be completed by March 25th, 2019 in order for the racer to receive a personalized certificate.

INITIAL APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AFTER March 22nd WILL BE MARKED LATE AND THOSE RACERS WILL RACE ONLY IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE.

Time for the warm up lap!

The equipment is tested and packed and we are double checking everything prior to driving down to the Elite Athlete Center in Chula Vista in on Friday morning.   Unfortunately, we will NOT have time to check the Sandiego500.org email again, until AFTER the races have completed on Saturday.

Because we have packed up all of our equipment (including the computers for the race) we cannot accept any further late registrations** for the 2018 San Diego 500.    

Racers - We'll see you Saturday!!  Have fun, and DO YOUR BEST!!!

** If your pack missed out on registering, and you would like to register as a standby you can come by on Saturday.  To register as a standby, show up NO EARLIER than the start of your district's check-in time, wait in the registration line, and ask to register as a stand-by.  (You must provide proof from your Pack that the racer is the eligible racer for the pack. )

Registration is NOW OPEN!

January 30, 2018

Online registration is now open!!

Visit the Eligibility and Registration page for the link.  (Please make sure you know your new District name.)

If your Pack's winner is not yet known, please complete initial registration now to save a spot for your pack.   Later you can return to edit with racer's name and contact information, after your pack determines a winner.  Note that returning to edit the racer's information must be completed by March 26th, 2018 in order for the racer to receive a personalized certificate.

INITIAL APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AFTER March 23rd WILL BE MARKED LATE AND THOSE RACERS WILL RACE ONLY IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE.

Time for the warm up lap!

The equipment is tested and packed and we are double checking everything prior to driving down to the Q in on Friday morning.   Unfortunately, we will NOT have time to check the Sandiego500.org email again, until AFTER the race.

Because we have packed up all of our equipment (including the computers for the race) we cannot accept any further late registrations** for the 2017 San Diego 500.    

Racers - We'll see you Saturday!!  Have fun, and DO YOUR BEST!!!

** If your pack missed out on registering, and you would like to register as a standby you can come by on Saturday.  To register as a standby, show up NO EARLIER than the start of your district's check-in time, wait in the registration line, and ask to register as a stand-by.  (You must provide proof from your Pack that the racer is the eligible racer for the pack. )

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Registration is NOW OPEN!

Online registration is now open!!

Visit the Eligibility and Registration page for the link.  (Please make sure you know your new District name.)

If your Pack's winner is not yet known, please complete initial registration now to save a spot for your pack.   Later you can return to edit with racer's name and contact information, after your pack determines a winner.  Note that returning to edit the racer's information must be completed by March 24th, 2017 in order for the racer to receive a personalized certificate.

INITIAL APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AFTER March 24th WILL BE MARKED LATE AND THOSE RACERS WILL RACE ONLY IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE.

Pinewood Derby Season!

January 4, 2017

We've started dusting off our equipment and polishing everything to get ready for the 2017 San Diego 500!

We've reviewed our notes from last year and determined that there are no rules clarifications needed for this years' race.  If we later determine that a rules change or clarification is necessary, we will post information here leading you to the rules section that was modified.

Last year we debuted our new controller for the Time Machine and had a record 81 Cub Scouts race for the Trophys! - we encourage every pack to have every cub scout bring their car to enter in the Time Machine race!  Notes:  All the same rules as the '500' apply to the Time Machine except it's open to all.

That's right -  "The Time Machine" trophy race is open to EVERY Cub Scout from EVERY pack - if they built the car this year. 

Dad's - here's your chance to show off your car building skills - you won't be eligible for the trophy but you can see how your skills stack up against everyone else!  Again - the trophies (1st, 2nd, & 3rd) are only for the fastest Cub Scouts on the Time Machine track.  Can you beat last years fastest time of 3.2364 seconds?!?

We're putting the finishing touches on the sign-up pages and expect to have registration open for you by January 30th.  Check our website or Facebook page for an update when we open it up!

Time for the Warm up lap!

The equipment is packed and we are double checking everything prior to driving down to the Q in a few hours.   Unfortunately, we will NOT have time to check the Sandiego500.org email again, until AFTER the race.  Because we have...

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Registration is NOW OPEN!

Online registration is now open!!

Visit the Eligibility and Registration page for the link.

If your Pack's winner is not yet known, please complete initial registration now to save a spot for your pack.   Later you can return to edit with racer's name and contact information, after your pack determines a winner.  Note that returning to edit the racer's information must be completed by April 6th, 2015 in order for the racer to receive a personalized certificate.

INITIAL APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AFTER APRIL 1st WILL BE MARKED LATE AND THOSE RACERS WILL RACE ONLY IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE.

Pinewood Derby Season!

We've started dusting off our equipment and polishing everything to get ready for the 2016 San Diego 500!

We are currently reviewing our notes from last year to see if there are any rules clarifications needed for this years race.  If we determine that a rules change or clarification is necessary, we will post information here leading you to the rules section that was modified.

We have been hard at work the past year, and have a new timer system for the Time Machine track - we encourage every pack to have every cub scout bring their car to enter in the Time Machine race!  (Notes:  All the same rules as the '500' apply to the Time Machine except it's open to all.

That's right -  "The Time Machine" trophy race is open to EVERY Cub Scout from EVERY pack - if they built the car this year. 

Dad's - here's your chance to show off your car building skills - you won't be eligible for the trophy but you can see how your skills stack up against everyone else!  Again - the trophies (1st, 2nd, & 3rd) are only for the fastest Cub Scouts on the Time Machine track.

The 43rd San Diego 500 is complete!

The weather cooperated with us this year, and thanks to the excellent tent provided by the Council, we have the 43rd San Diego 500 in the books!   Almost 150 Cub Scouts from San Diego and Imperial counties got the opportunity to race on our track.

Please visit the Winner's Circle page to see the proud scouts along with all their winning cars!  

 We'll have the Time Machine back in action next year, so bring your cars even if you don't win at your pack!

This event would not be possible without the hard work of all of our volunteers.  Thank-you once again to all of the race staff as well as the District staff that came by throughout the day to cheer on the Packs from their districts.

Finally, thank YOU race fans - We do this year after year because of our love of the event and the joy we see it bring the boys.   Also, many of you took a moment to thank the staff throughout the day, and it was definitely appreciated.

 

 

Time for the warm up lap!

The equipment is packed and we are double checking everything prior to driving down to the Q on Friday morning.   Unfortunately, we will NOT have time to check the Sandiego500.org email again, until AFTER the race.

Because we have packed up all of our equipment (including the computers for the race) we cannot accept any further late registrations** for the 2015 San Diego 500.    

Racers - We'll see you Saturday!!  Have fun, and DO YOUR BEST!!!

** If your pack missed out on registering, and you would like to register as a standby you can come by on Saturday.  To register as a standby, show up NO EARLIER than the start of your district's check-in time, wait in the registration line, and ask to register as a stand-by.  (You must provide proof from your Pack that the racer is the eligible racer for the pack. )

Registration is Now Open!

Online registration is now open.  Visit the Eligibility and Registration page for the link.

If the Pack winner is not yet known, please complete this registration and then return to edit with racer's name and contact information after your pack determines a winner.  Note that returning to edit the racer's information must be completed by April 6th, 2015 in order for the racer to receive a personalized certificate.

INITIAL APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AFTER APRIL 3rd WILL BE MARKED LATE AND THOSE RACERS WILL RACE ONLY IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE.

 

Pinewood Derby Season!

We've started dusting off our equipment and polishing everything to get ready for the 2015 San Diego 500.

There have been a couple of rule clarifications added this year to help ensure a fair playing field for all the Cub Scouts participating in our race.  They are highlighted in bold on the pages of this site, please take a look.

Unfortunately we did not end up with video from the championship heats at the 2014 race.

(and now that we have the computers for the race back out of storage, we will grab and post the results from last year that we neglected to post last summer.) 

Now we're taking a lap behind the Pace Car!

While you warm up your tires, we're heading down to Parkway Plaza to set up for the race.

We will not be checking email until after we complete the races on Saturday afternoon.  

If you are unsure of your race time, please check the schedule on the Home page.

Good Luck racers!!

 

Quick Note

We just sent out an email blast, grouped by district, to each email address we have on file for this years race.