One of the questions that comes up often is where to put the weight on the pinewood car. Should it go in front, back, top, bottom…?
Placing the weight in such a way that your car has a low center of gravity is beneficial. Vibration and movement are the enemy of a fast car. The smoother and straighter your car’s ride, the faster it will be.
Putting the weight low to the ground will help the stability of your car and contribute to a smooth ride. Every bump on the track will be magnified if your center of gravity is too high. Think of a tall lamp sitting on the ground. If the top of the lamp is too heavy, it is easier to knock over. But if the weight is all in the base, then the lamp responds to small bumps with hardly any movement.