Electronic Timers

The Derby Magic Company offers 3 different types of timers with customization available to meet your racing needs

All Derby Magic timers come with wireless and USB connectivity.

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All our timers come with a 3 year warranty, if anything may happen after that, we do offer a flat rate repair service. Please look under parts and services in the Shop

Elapsed Time Timer: 

Our Elapsed Time (ET) timer displays the
finish place of each car above the lane on
a super bright 1″ LED and displays the
race time on (4) 0.8″ LED’s.

After all of the cars in a heat have finished,
the times and place finish are sent to your
computer via the built-in USB link.  Both
our SOF and ET timers send the same

The Derby Magic timer works seamlessly
with the Derby Magic Race Manager
program. The software will make your race
so easy to run.  See all the details here.

Sequence of Finish Timer:

The Derby Magic Electronic Timer is an
advanced and accurate system.  Each lane is
equipped with an infrared illuminator and sensor.
As the car passes the sensor and breaks the
beam, the time of that car’s race is recorded.

We have two display options for the timer.

The Sequence of Finish (SOF) timer diplays the
finish place of each car above the lane on a
super bright 2.25″ LED.

Low Cost Timer:

The Low cost timers do not have a display for
the time or place. All of the race data is sent through the USB or Wireless

USB Drivers

If you are running the Derby Magic Race Manager

Software, all necessary USB drivers will be installed with the software. If you
are using some other type of software, you can download the USB drivers from
our website under support or

http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/MCP2200 Windows Driver 2013-02-21.zip

The USB is mapped to a Virtual Com Port (VCP) and the comm settings are 19,200 / 8 data bits / 1 stop bit / No Parity / No Flow Control.

If you are using Wireless communication, you will need to first pair the timer to your computer using the pairing code 1234.. The timer will also appear as a VCP when using the wireless connection.

Status LED

There is a green indicator light on the side of the timer near the phone plug. When the timer is not running a race and the start sensor or switch is open, the LED will be on continuously.

When the start sensor or switch is closed, the LED will flash on and off every second.

When a the start sensor or switch is open for a race, the LED will flash on and over 10 times per second. When the last car passes the timer of the 10 second time out is reached, the light will be steady on and the race data will be sent to the computer.

Double Sided Timer Option:

Both of our timers, the SOF and the ET, 
can be ordered with the Double Sided 
option.  This option displays the sequence 
of finish on the brake side of the timer in 1″ 

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Computer Data Options – They are all included! No extra charges.

With a Derby Magic timer, it comes with all of the options that the other guys charge extra for.

USB interface and cable included.  All timers also now include a wireless connection. Connect to your PC wirelessly!

Mask Lanes – When using the Race Manager software, any unused lanes in a heat are excluded. 

Forced End – If a car exits the track, you can force the race to end from the Race Manager Reset – You can clear the display from the Race Manager

The ET timer displays both the order of finish and the elapsed time. Because it’s designed as an integral part of the Derby Magic track, all of the controls for the track and timer are conveniently located at the starting end of the track. 

The power plug, USB port, and reset switch are all right at your fingertips.

The timer comes complete with the finish line, start gate switch, control box, 6′ USB cable, and AC power supply.  The cable connecting the control box to the finish line is also included.  The cable length is appropriate for each length of track.

The Derby Magic Race Manager runs on WindowsXP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11 operating systems.