Finish Flag THE PIANTEDOSI PINEWOOD DERBY TRACK
From Piantedosi Oars, Incorporated
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Piantedosi Track

Manufactured by Piantedosi Oars, Incorporated, using 'marine-grade' maple hardwoods and hardware.

Contact them at:
Piantedosi Oars, Incorporated
P.O. Box 643
West Acton, MA 01720

Phone: 978-263-1814
Fax: 978-263-5940

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CONSTRUCTION

All tracks are fabricated from multi-ply voidless (solid core) maple hardwood. The track base is constructed from 3/8" seven-ply material and the lane guides from 1/4" five-ply material. This high durability hardwood provides years of pack racing.  

 

CUB SCOUT STANDARDS

The tracks are based on "Cub Scout Leader How To Book" specifications with lanes on 3-1/2" centers. Primary exceptions are additional reinforcement between sections, stronger support structures and mechanical fasteners instead of wood screws. Tracks can be built to other specifications as well. Please contact Piantedosi Oars, Inc. with your requirements.  

 

MECHANICAL FASTENERS

All parts feature non-stripping mechanical "T-nut" fasteners. Assembly and disassembly of the prealigned sections and support structures can be done quickly. A special weight rack facilitates positive seating against the floor.  

 

REINFORCED SECTION JOINTS

Each of the four eight-foot sections are joined by overlapping 3/8" plywood plates which are 24" long and the full track width. This assures positive vertical and lateral alignment between the sections. In addition, the plates prevent slope changes at the joints and thus eliminate track "bumps."  

 

 

CAR BRAKES

The cars are prevented from running off the end of the, track by means of a specially designed braking section. This unit is designed to stop the cars quickly while protecting them from damage.  

 

STORAGE

The track is easily disassembled for storage. The four sections of the track are removed from the reinforcing plates and can be stored in the original shipping box. The starting line supports fold up with the first track section. The remaining supports and starting line assembly are stored separately in a second shipping box.  

 

 

FINISH LINES AND TIMERS

All Piantedosi tracks are fully compatible with electronic finish lines and timers from Summit Associates, P.O. Box 733, Acton, MA 0 1720. (508) 635-9515.  

 

MODELS AVAILABLE

  • Lanes: 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8
  • Length: Standard = 32 ft.
  • Width: 8", 12", 16", 24", and 32"
  • Price: Call for quotation
 

 

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