The Judge Electronic Finish Line for BestTrack and others

New Directions

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

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



Judge Options &
More Info

The Judge for
Hot Wheels



History of
The Judge

The Judge


Judge Video

UPS Centennial




The Judge, from $159

Fits all tracks: BestTrack, Freedom, all wood and plastic tracks. Any lane spacing.

Compact, Inexpensive: A budget pleaser.

Simple to install and Operate

Rugged: Drop to floor from 6 feet, it bounces, laughs, and works fine.

Computer or not: Your choice, can be added later.

Accurate: .00001 sec. accuracy, .0001 sec. reporting.

Operate Outdoors: No other IR finish line can.

IEEE Compliant


Base Prices

2 Lane
3 Lane
4 Lane
5 Lane
6 Lane
7 Lane
8 Lane

Options: Configure your Judge exactly to suit
Power Option (WT)

All Judges operate on 3 x AA batteries. To add 120VAC capability specify Wall Transformer Option.

WT: Add $15
Computer Option (CO) Enjoy the advantages of running your derby under software management. This option adds serial communication to the Judge. A USB-Serial converter is needed if your computer has USB ports only.

CO: Add $99 + $6 per lane

USB-Serial: Add $29

Sunlight Max Option (SM) Operate outdoors, even in full sunlight. We use a different optical sensing system, with dynamic eliptical filtering to provide the same performance indoors or out. Add $29 + $5 per lane

The Judge fits all tracks perfectly.

We make minor changes to the basic Judge to optimize it for various tracks.


Pinewood Derby is a registered trademark of the Boy Scouts of America, Grand Prix is a registered trademark of Awana.
New Directions is not affiliated with any national organization.

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