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900 Echols Street SE
Vienna, VA 22180    703-319-0840

High Performance, Affordable Accessories for
Pinewood Derby, Hot Wheels, Soapbox Derby, and other racing formats.







The GLM is a remote controlled latch mechanism specifically designed for the Freedom Pinewood Derby track, made by MicroWizard. It starts your race with nobody near the track. It is designed to be operated by our Light Trees, Models LT3 and the new LT4 shown here.

The GLM requires no modifications to your track whatsoever. We supply a replacement lever that already has the required hole for the actuator rod. (See red arrow).

From above the track the actuating mechanism is barely visible.

The GLM actuator uses a linear solenoid to move the lever mechanism exactly as you have been doing. It is mounted with VHB tape under the right-most lane.

Make a quick adjustment to the brass pull rod, attach power and triggering cables, and you are ready to race. Nothing could be simpler.


Weight: 6 ounces, power supply 15.5 ounces

Dimensions H 1.1", W 1.4", L 3.5"

Low voltage power supply included, IEEE compliant

GLM: $129

Order the GLM-E if you are using the LT3-E Light Tree, and wish to start the count down sequence by Computer or Push Button.

Caution: All remote control gates are designed to be activated only for a few seconds to release cars. They are not designed for, and will be damaged by continuous activation, which will result in overheating. See Terms of Sale

ACTIVATING THE REMOTE GATE  All of our Remote Gates may be activated in three different ways. Each method is sold separately.
Pushbutton Switches   $19 to $36
Light Tree LT3   $50
Light Tree LT4 from $129
Serial Control Interface, Model SCI  $39

See our Light Tree and Remote Start Gate in action!