Derby Timer Documentation

New to Derby Timer, or Pinewood Derby Timers?

Unless you have a high price timer from the same vendor as your high cost track, all Pinewood Derby Timers require a somewhat custom installation for your track and gate.  There is no such thing as a "standard track" or "standard starting gate".

Step 1 - The Derby Timer Install Quick Start Guide is a great place to start, or return to when your new Derby Timer arrives.

Step 2 - IMPORTANT! Align the track sensors before trying to use the timer, and prior to attempting to run any races.

Step 3 - Run some races, without any event software, to verify timer is operating as expected.  If you don't plan to use event software, like GrandPrix Race Manager, you are done and ready to race.

Step 4 - If you want run GrandPrix Race Manager to run your event, you must first download and install the windows device driver to allow Windows to properly communicate with the timer.

Step 5 - If you want run GrandPrix Race Manager to run your event, configure GrandPrix Race Manager to use Derby Timer as a track timer.