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Pinewood Derby Timers
Building, Selling, and Supporting Since 1996
FAQ, Manuals, Upgrades and Technical Information


Questions about our pinewood derby timers?
You've clicked to the right place!  This page has the following helpful information:

  • answers to frequently asked questions about our products
  • manuals and specification sheets
  • how to return products for testing or to add new options
  • how to find drivers for USB ports and adapters
  • how to upgrade your timer
  • pictures of our timer in action
  • referrals from satisfied customers
  • information on ordering tracks
  • helpful links for pinewood derby

Keep scrolling down to find the pinewood derby information you are looking for.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

You may want to ask some basic questions that you think other people have already asked.

Frequently Asked Questions for the TURBO Timer


Manuals and Specification Sheets:

Maybe you want to understand more technically how the timer will install onto your track.

Check our Manuals section for detailed installation instructions to install the timer to your pinewood derby track and to download a copy of the manual.

Click HERE to go to Manuals. 

You can also download our informational spec sheets on both product lines.



If you are interested in upgrading an existing DTX0000, TURBO, or TurboLite Timer, click here for information on Upgrades.


We also have a great gallery of pictures showing our pinewood derby timer in action. Check here to get a good understanding of how to use our finish line in your pinewood derby race.

USB Drivers for BUILT-IN USB interface for all of our timers:

If you need to download the USB driver for the Built-in USB Interface on the TURBO, Turbo Lite and DerbyStick Timers, click here.  This link has drivers for a large number of Operating Systems including:

  • Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista/7/8/8.1

  • Windows 2000

  • Windows CE

  • Macintosh OSX

  • Linux 3.X.X and 2.6.X

USB Driver for USB to RS-232 Adapter that we sell by IOGEAR:

If you purchased a USB adapter from us for either of our timers, you can download the driver directly from the vendor's web page.   The product we ship is model GUC232A.  Go to the link here to get to IOGEAR and find the driver for your particular computer.

Customer Referrals

Here are some referrals from our customers who have bought our pinewood derby timers.

Pinewood Derby Tracks

Many people want to purchase a track and a timer at the same time. This page gives you information regarding the different pinewood derby track manufacturers and their offerings.
Pinewood derby track manufacturers and how to contact them


Pinewood Derby Websites

Here are some pinewood derby links to other great sites with more information.


If you think your product needs to be returned to be tested or repaired OR to have new features installed, click over to our Returns section to find out how to do it.

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